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The sounds of the River are captured by Chris Watson when he follows the course of the North Tyne from the summit of Peel Fell in Northumberland to the sea at Tynemouth.

“I look down at my feet, not quite sure how I’m going to follow the course of the river North Tyne from its source to the sea when I’m having trouble putting one foot in front of the other” says wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson as he recalls a journey he made, capturing the sounds of the river and the landscape through which it flows from its source to the sea,. This is an immersive journey in sound through moorland, bogs, rushy flats and steep valleys, past scrapyards and rowing clubs, under bridges and past ferry landings and through the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, before heading out to the Black Middens and the sea at Tynemouth where eider ducks bow and coo in the swell.

Narrated and recorded by Chris Watson
Producer Sarah Blunt

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14 minutes

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Fri 5 Feb 2021 13:45

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