Sherwood Voices Storytelling Audio Walks

Put on your walking shoes and step into Sherwood Voices!

Get your headphones ready, put your best foot forward, set your own pace, and join us on our journeys into the heart and soul of the Sherwood Forest area. . .

As the saying goes, you can’t truly understand someone, or the place that has shaped them, until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. That’s why we’ve created a series of seven audio walks, written and directed by Excavate's Andy Barrett, and led by Sherwood people, who will take you on a journey through the stories and culture of the Sherwood Forest area.

These walks have been created through hours of conversation with people from across the area, and alongside our storytellers you will hear from shepherds, anglers, undertakers, park rangers, vicars, schoolchildren, and many others. Each walk responds to the sights and sounds that you will come across on your journeys, and each delves into the past, the present and something of the future.

You can listen to or download each of the stories from the pages below. 

Each walk lasts around two hours and detailed instructions on where to go are part of the audio. You shouldn’t need a map, but you can read a description of the walks in the booklet above along with a rough sketch of the route. There will be a small number of MP3 players and headsets available at each location that can be used for a small deposit. Find out about these locations here.

If you prefer, the audio can also be streamed from a number of streaming platforms, including Spotify and Audible - just see the links at the bottom of each story's page. You can also visit the Sherwood Voices website.

      Sherwood Voices is led by Excavate and supported by Inspire, Miner2Major,          The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. Sherwood Voices (Email Signature) (400 × 50px) (2).png