Sound Walk for people aged 55+: Attenborough Nature Reserve

Date of event: 16 Nov 2020 Event start time: 1:15pm - Event end time: 3:00pm

Venue Address: Attenborough Nature Centre, 52 Barton Lane, Chilwell, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DY

Two women in nature listening to headphones

Join artist Isabel Jones a ‘sound walk’ around Attenborough Nature Reserve. These walks are for people aged 55+.

What is a sound walk?

Sound Walks open up a new way of discovering sounds. Walkers wear headphones and artist Isabel Jones will operate a radio transmitter, allowing you to listen to and record sounds as you walk.

The guided walks will combine the use of voice, stories and audio recordings. They will inspire conversation and listening.

Please wear suitable clothing. Bring a waterproof for rainy weather and comfortable shoes for walking.

This event is one of a series. The walks will take place in a mixture of urban and rural settings.


The government advice is:

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

To ensure people’s safety City Arts will:

  • limit participant numbers to 5 at a time
  • ensure social distancing
  • have hand sanitiser available
  • sanitise all equipment before and in-between uses

Please bring your own face make if you wish to wear one. If you have your own (over the ear) headphones, feel free to bring these along.

Getting to the start point

We are asking people to make their own way to the walk starting point. Use the Google Map link below for accurate directions. Meet on the walkway that leads up to the Attenborough Nature Centre entrance.  

Traveling by car: Parking is available on site for a voluntary donation of £3.00

Traveling by bus: Trent Barton’s ‘INDIGO’ Bus Service runs regularly every day (approximately every 10 minutes). The bus stop for Attenborough is Chilwell Retail Park West Point Shopping Centre. Attenborough is approximately a 30 minute bus ride from Nottingham City Centre. Once off the bus walk down Barton Lane (approx. 500m) with The Village Hotel on your left and Halfords on your right.

Traveling by train: Attenborough Train Station is a 10 minute walk from the Nature Centre. Come out of the station turn left towards Attenborough Village. Just after the road bends to the right, turn right on to Church Lane. Carry straight on to the driveway of the Church where it says public footpath. Carry on into the Nature Reserve and follow the gravel path until you reach the car park. The Nature Centre is straight ahead.

About the artist

Isabel Jones’ company Salamanda Tandem supports people to making new connections through the arts. It works across the fields of alternative health, education, philosophy, psychology, social care and yoga.