Quantock Poetry Trail

Before I joined the Friends of the Quantocks, I spent most of my time working with artists and creatives. One of those creatives is Ralph Hoyte – Bristol-based poet, writer and digital wizzard – who I first met whilst developing artworks along the newly opened Coleridge Way.

Fast forward nearly twenty years and Ralph is back on the Quantocks thanks to support from the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme (of which we are an active partner of course). Along with a core group of local poets, he’s created a fabulous trail of new poetry that is digitally embedded in the landscape that inspired it.

I supported Ralph’s early experiments in geo-located writing and I’m so happy that both the technology and the local support have come together at last to bring his ideas to fruition.

I’m looking forward to following the poetry routes this summer and getting new perspectives on the landscapes and places I know well.

To read the poems whilst you’re out and about on your walks, all you need is a smartphone. Head to the website to download the app, put your boots on and set off on a creative adventure!

Get all the information at Quantock Poetry Trail.

Tracey Roberts, Friends of the Quantocks Project Officer, May 2024