a description of her experience by Debbie Lyddon
'A very early start for the Dawn Sound Walk. A small crescent moon brightened the sky and there was a low lying mist on the fields. It was just getting light as we set off in silence towards the village. A full-throated thrush accompanied the start of a meandering walk that took us along hidden pathways and enclosed alleys. We arrived on the open marsh at sunrise to stop and listen as the pink sky deepened. The sounds of nature filled the air: geese, cows, the distant sea roar and a multitude of other calling birds. Thank you Marie Askham and Merlin Turville-Petre for leading this wonderful experience'. Debbie
Cley 17 Dawn Walk Tuesday 18 July
A group of about 10 early-risers set off on this annual walk to celebrate World Listening Day led by Marie Askham and Merlin Turville-Petre. Starting from Cley church at 4am the group spent a happy couple of hours walking the marshes and listening to the sounds that are normally overpowered by the sounds of man-made everyday life. It is a peaceful lesson in slowing down and listening to our surroundings, allowing the texture of nature to come to the foreground. After the walk, the group made their way back to the church for a welcome breakfast of croissants and coffee to nourish them to take on the rest of the day!