A Walk in the Park

Take a walk in Roundhay Park.

A Quiet Word invites you to take part in an audio walk celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Park to the public. Listen to personal recollections, stories from the past, and hopes for the future.

How it works

All you need to enjoy the walk is a smartphone and a pair of headphones.

There are twenty-six stops marked on this map. Each one corresponds to an audio track numbered below.

You can visit the stops in any order and at your own pace. Visit one or two, or all of them, walking in the park alone, with friends, family, dogs… or sit at home and take a virtual walk.

A Walk in the Park was created as part of Meet you at the Mansion, a site-specific performance event presented in association with Friends of Roundhay Park and Roundhay 150 in September 2022.

Map for audio walk in Roundhay Park

Download a pdf map to print at home: COLOURBLACK ONLY

Stop 1 ( Download file)

Stop 2 ( Download file)

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Research and Writing Matthew Bellwood, Peter Spafford
Narration Matthew Bellwood, Peter Spafford, Pam Wilson
Historian Rachel Unsworth
Field Recordings Lucy Smickersgill, Peter Spafford
Creative Writing Anne Philip Collins, Belinda Connolly, Mark Hibbert, Jaimes Moran, Gail Mosley, Susie Newham, Debbie Samuel
Additional Writing (stop 26) Ross Horsley
Sound Design and Music Nick Lewis
Graphic Design Amy Levene
With thanks to Chapel FM, Mafwa Theatre
Produced by www.aquietword.co.uk

This project was enabled by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Arts@Leeds

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