took place in spring 2006 and summer 2007. It was a partnership
project between Insite, The Essex Cultural Tourism Programme,
and the poet Martin Newell.
involved gentle bicycle and walking trips punctuated by Newell's
poetry readings and anecdotes pertaining to the beautiful
countryside area around the Colne Valley in north Essex. Many
of the participants at the time asked if recordings of the
poems might be available to buy. We have therefore selected
some of Newell's best pieces reading set against a
soothing backdrop of birdsong and water on this record.