“The South Dorset Ridgeway landscape has been shaped by people that have lived and farmed here for 6,000 years. The challenge for us is how we will shape it for the future. HLF’s investment will help conserve this precious ‘landscape of our ancestors’, ensuring people from near and far can better understand its history and, most importantly, help them enjoy one of the most diverse Neolithic and Bronze Age landscapes in Europe.”
As you wander through this remarkable landscape, your smartphone automatically senses the sound-hotspots through GPS. This is no simple audio trail or guided walk – it is a totally new, immersive and explorative sound experience.
Land Bone Stone Apps 1-3 were made by the 3-man artistic collective SATSYMPH working with DIVAcontemporary, Sir John Colfox School in Bridport, Beaminster School, Weymouth College and Dorset Studio School, InsideOut Dorset, Artmusic, Frances Aitken and members of the public. The audio-app only plays in specific locations: at and around the Grey Mare and Her Colts Neolithic long barrow; in the White Hill Plantation area; at Chapel Coppice above Abbotsbury; at and around the Hardy Monument and Bronkham Barrows; within the Kingston-Russell stone circle; and at Culliford Tree Barrow. There is no need for a phone signal!