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Kneehigh is back with four new story walks in Cornwall

Discover St Austell and the Eden Project in a new way with walks created by Cornish writers alongside the local community. They’re included in the latest update of our free story app, Walk With Me.

Walk With Me features delightful, funny and often moving stories that have been collected across Cornwall, then reimagined by Kneehigh writers. The app triggers stories using GPS tracking as you wander around villages, towns and clifftops.

It’s the perfect socially-distanced activity and can be enjoyed alone or with family and friends.

First, we are launching a new walk around St Austell. Discover the heritage of this historic town through the stories of those who lived there. The stories have been collected and wildly exaggerated by Anna Murphy, and are voiced by collaborators including Dawn French.

Two further walks have been created especially for the Eden Project. The first showcases poems and stories from the gardens, written by Anna Murphy. The second takes you on a walk around the wider estate and features stories from Eden’s local community.

The final walk is something a little different: a real-time thriller that takes you on a spine-tingling binaural journey through Linear Park in St Austell. Snares is a new story by Booker-nominated author Wyl Menmuir.

All the stories on the app are also available in Armchair Mode for those who can’t visit the St Austell area. If you’re missing out on your visit to Cornwall and the Eden project this summer, or you’re shielding at home, this is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the area’s landscape and voices.

The new walks are funded by the Coastal Communities Fund and arts Council England. The app is free to download and is available on Apple and Android phones through the App Store and Google Play.

The Walk With Me app is part of Kneehigh’s Coastal Communities Programme and has been supported by The Eden Project, Esmée Fairbairn and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Kneehigh is supported by Arts Council England and Cornwall Council