Kielder Forest: A landscape without history?


The third and last workshop of the Histories of Environmental Change network took place in Kielder Forest in Northumberland from 25 to 27 March 2011. On this podcast the leaders of the network, David Moon, Paul Warde and Peter Coates, consider the perception that this almost un-British landscape has no history because it only came into being in the second half of the 20th century. They compare the landscape of Kielder with the landscapes of the previous two workshops and wonder whether the Northumbrian locality is at the same moment in time of when Coleridge and Worthwords were roaming the Quantock Hills and the Fens were drained in the 17th century. The podcast also considers whether nature conservation and industrial scale landscape engineering can go together.


Music credits

Halehop” by Pitx

Slinky Blues” by Admiral Bob


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