News from May 2011


    Wednesday 18th May 2011

    The Breamish Valley Sound Trail opened earlier this year. It consists of ‘sound boxes’ at five locations in the valley. These are powered by solar energy topped up by users winding a handle. Each box delivers eight messages which tell the story of the valley.

    Our work included preparing an interpretive plan with target markets, message themes and messages to be communicated at each location. We then interviewed local residents and National Park staff, editing the recordings to produce a series of concise audio messages for each of the sound boxes.

    A sound box at Ingram Bridge, in the Breamish Valley

    The trail was installed by the Northumberland National Park Authority and the Cheviot Futures project and includes messages on the impacts of climate change on the Uplands of Northumberland and measures being taken to address them