Immerse yourself in the life, work and inspiration of Samuel Palmer on an audio-visual guided journey through Shoreham and surrounding areas.
British artist Samuel Palmer immortalised the beautiful landscape of the Darent Valley and its precious river nearly 200 years ago. Follow in his footsteps and find your connection with the land that inspired Palmer so many years ago.
This self-paced activity is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, appreciate the landscape, and learn about some of the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the Darent Valley. With the climate and natural world changing rapidly because of human activity, reconnecting with landscapes has never been more important; art can be an excellent way to explore and connect with the places you love. The Samuel Palmer Trail has been devised by artists Victoria Bathurst and Sarah Newman.
Audio-only files are available below as well as the images that are referred to in the audio files. However if you have a smart device, we recommend downloading the full audio-visual guide on the Darent Valley Trails app. Further information about the Samuel Palmer Trail, accessibility and how to download the app are available on the Samuel Palmer Trail page.
Samuel Palmer Trail audio files
To play an audio file, click on a title below. Each file corresponds with the stop point on the app and the 12 stop points shown on the Samuel Palmer Trail leaflet.