An Artist Walk by R.M. Sánchez-Camus

Marshes walk takes you on an unfamiliar journey through a familiar territory. The walk guides you on a route and invites you to view the world through fresh eyes and imagine your urban surroundings as they once were, are, and could be. A narrated 28 minute journey into the marshes about legends, myth and geography. 

The walk begins in front of the curved brick wall on the corner of Millfields Rd and Mandeville St on the edge of Hackney's Lower Clapton, just across from the green bridge (Cow Bridge) that crosses the the River Lea. 

Click for location of starting point

You are invited listen to the walk on headphones by downloading the audio file to your device or stream directly to your smartphone.
To download click here then click download
To play now press the orange play button below or to go to soundcloud click here


Concept & text written by: R.M. Sánchez-Camus
Musical score composed and edited by: Jasmin Kent Rodgman
Female voice work: Debbi Sutton
Male voice work: Paulo Rivera

The walk is best experienced as a solo walk, but possible in groups or pairs. Suitable footwear is recommended. The walk is site-specific so it is best not to listen to the audio in advance, unless you physically cannot do the walk then you are welcome to listen and journey in your imagination. 

Note: There is an underpass that may become flooded after heavy rainfall (wellies recommended). If unable to pass, head up the path on the right before the underpass, cross over Leabridge Rd. and towards the left follow the path that brings you back down again... You can continue the walk this way without major interruption.

Thank you for their support on the project: 
Tom Crehan (violinist), Sophie McKechnie (cellist), Alex McDonald, Maria Agiomyrgiannaki, Jenna Rossi-Camus, Siobhan Grehan and Bernie from Mandeville Primary School, Patrick Furness 


  1. Just done the walk! Liked the dream like overlay of reality.... i know the area quite well but the audio gave it a different dimension.
    Mick Pedroli

  2. Loved it! I had tingles from the beginning as the meditative voice prepared me to suspend my 'real life' and get fully immersed in the moment. With many friends living on the Lea, I thought I knew the area well but my soggy atmospheric Sunday walk today has shown the the area in a new mythic and magical light. I can't wait to do this again... I'm sure each time would be entirely unique.

  3. Loved the walk! Felt like it tuned me in and switched me on to a self that I both enjoy being and long to be - and I guess that is ultimately the wild, the true, the inner, the alone...
    This is how it ended for me:

  4. That was quite a lunch break as I sneaked off to enjoy the walk: A moment face to face with my existence! The walk explodes the experience of nature in an urban landscape. The senses are heightened and the fires of the imagination stoked. As you are walked through the rich tapestry of the details of existence each space flows and melts into the next. This beautifully rich journey has heightened my awareness of my experience within the differing landscapes through which I walk everyday.