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Audio Trails

Audio Trails

Our audio trail series provide an interactive experience to allow more people to connect with the landscape through the stories of people and place.

Each of these trails is about a special part of the National Park, a time in history or, offering a new perspective on familiar sights and sounds.

Cuckmere Audio Trail

Located at Seven Sisters Country Park, the Cuckmere Accessible Audio Trail connects people with the sights, sounds and seasonal changes of this breathtaking coastal gem that’s home to dozens of species, such as chiffchaffs, kingfishers, adonis blue butterflies, and yellow horned poppies.

The trail follows the Cuckmere Miles Without Stiles route along flat concrete, gravel and grass paths, making the trail suitable for people of all fitness and mobility levels.

Walkers simply need to scan a QR code – conveniently located on public benches – to tune in to an immersive audio that delves into the wonderful wildlife at the country park.

For those unable to visit the Country Park, you can always listen to the stories on our YouTube channel.

In Their Footsteps

Writers, artists, poets and musicians have long drawn inspiration from the landscapes of the South Downs.

The ‘In Their Footsteps’ app is an immersive, audio-visual walking experience that tells the unique stories of the people who lived and worked in the South Downs. Produced by the South Downs National Park Authority in collaboration with heritage venues across the National Park, this free app will take you back in time to follow in the footsteps of characters such as author Virginia Woolf, naturalist Gilbert White and artist Ivon Hitchens.

You can download the App for free from your phone’s app store:

We Hear You Now

We Hear You Now is a new spoken word audio commission embedded in the landscape – and online – presenting contemporary speculative fiction, poetry and new myths by nine Sussex-based writers of colour.

A network of narratives voiced by the writers will be accessed through 14 listening points, situated across six miles of the shifting, iconic chalk landscape of Seven Sisters Country Park and the Sussex Heritage Coast.

The new works – created by artist, writer, performer, cultural activist and Seven Sisters writer-in-residence Alinah Azadeh, together with Georgina Aboud, Jenny Arach, Razia Aziz, Joyoti Grech Cato, Oluwafemi Hughes, Dulani Kulasinghe, Georgina Parke and Akila Richards – reframe the traditional English pastoral image of this coastal fringe of the South Downs through a personal, poetic and quietly radical lens.

Also check out the ‘Colour of Chalk’ podcast from Alinah’s earlier We See You Now project.


"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."