A Tynedale organisation is developing a new geolocated sound walk that incorporates several Hadrian’s Wall landmarks.

Gilsland based Green Croft Arts have teamed up with several artists - all in some way linked to Northumberland and Cumbria - to create a series of songs, sounds, stories and spoken word pieces that will be triggered at different locations on the circular walk.

The Collison and Conflict project takes advantage of the GPS-triggered ECHOES mobile app to guide users around the local area, with a total of 14 different activities planned for the route.

Beginning at Waltown Country Park near Greenhead, the route is based around the Northumberland and Cumbria border and takes in several local tourist locations in the local area.

After heading west, the walk takes you to the Milecastle 45 site, before going on to take in several other historic landmarks such as Thirwell Castle, the Carvoran Roman Fort and the Roman Army Museum before returning to its starting point by the end of the hike.

The organisers of the project expect it to take an average of 2-2.5 hours to complete, although openly encourage anyone wanting to take part to go at their own speed and recommend to dress accordingly to the weather conditions at the time of the walk.

“Green Croft Arts are incredibly excited to be working with such a talented group of artists to form a geolocated sound walk along Hadrian’s Wall,” said Amanda Drago, Director and Creative Producer of Green Croft Arts.

“This project will bring the surrounding landscape alive with sound and stories. All the artists are at different points in their career, working in a variety of art forms, and hailing from Northumberland, Cumbria, North East, Yorkshire, London and Palestine.

“The diversity of their experiences and voices are at the core of this project.”

Two people to have signed up for the idea are musician Bridie Jackson and writer Jude Irwin, who both hope to use local resident’s stories and information as part of the song they create.

“For our commission, Walls within walls, we are creating a song that we hope will hold and reflect the voices of those who live in the Northumberland area,” added the pair.

“The piece will be about the complex reality of living near Hadrian’s Wall, and the inherent conflict of simultaneously accommodating and cherishing it.

“Thanks to technology, over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing the perceptive and fascinating insights of local residents, whose views and words will inform the lyrics of the piece.”

Green Croft Arts are a non-profit organisation who aim to help people who both live in and visit the local area to learn about the past history of Hadrian’s Wall in creative and unique ways.

The project commissioned each act back in December, with the sound walk planned to be ready for its first users on Friday, March 26 before it runs throughout the tourist season in the area until October.

The project has been helped by funding from Arts Council England and also has been given support from both the Northumberland National Park and The Sill.