Visitors to the Breamish Valley in Northumberland can now learn more about the area as a new sound trail is installed.
The audio trail explains the landscape, nature and history of the countryside ,using wind-up sound posts.
So far four boxes have been installed with the fifth awaiting installation once building works have been completed.
You can find the solar powered, wind-up information posts at the following locations:
- The Ingram Bridge Car Park
- The National Park Centre, Ingram;
- Bulby’s Wood
- Hartside, at the top of the valley road.
- A fifth sound box is waiting to be installed when work on Peggy Bell’s bridge has been completed.
Easy to use sound box
The boxes are easy to use and children will love working them.
You just point the dial at one of the 8 messages, turn the handle and listen.
Each box is powered by energy generated by its solar panel and topped up by the user.
The information can be updated and refreshed over time.
The sound trail has been installed by the National Park Authority in conjunction with Cheviot Futures, an initiative to improve the resilience of north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders to the impacts of climate change.