Description of Method:
Self-led exploration of an urban environment using a trail or route accessed via an Urban Room. The trail may be a digital resource or a printed version. Trails suggest a walking route to highlight points of interest in the local area: historic sites, development opportunities, artworks, local food etc.
Purpose of Method:
Trails encourage and support an individual exploration of place, without necessitating a pre- organised tour. They aim to heighten the individual’s experience of the built environment, revealing new places or observations of a neighbourhood, town or city.
Suitable for a wide audience of all ages: residents, visitors, school classes. Consideration needs to be given to accessibility for people with limited abilities. Think about how you might gather suggestions for additions to the trail or for new types of trail.
Shad Thames Area Management Partnership
The Shad Thames Trail is a self-guided walk to explore the ‘unique character of the Shad Thames area’. The Trail was written by a local resident and supported by a local historian and photographer. It can be downloaded for free from STAMP’s website.