Lockdown in Lancaster and Morecambe:  Walk, Run, Pedal, Push, Map

Are you discovering new places and routes to walk, run, pedal or push due to the current stay at home restrictions we are experiencing due to COVID-19? Places and routes that give you a breathing space – mentally, spiritually and physically? If so, please record them and add them to a new artwork, Lockdown in Lancaster and Morecambe: Walk, Run, Pedal, Push, Map

Since the Lockdown, I have been running and walking every day from home. Gradually, I have found and followed new paths that have taken me to parts of Lancaster that I didn’t know were there! I am not alone in these findings and revelations – lots of others have told me they are doing exactly the same as me. Whether it be on foot or bicycle, with pushchair or wheelchair we are still venturing out from home. Those who can’t leave the house, move very far or easily are walking indoors, in yards, squares, gardens, streets and parks. These shorter routes are just as important.

So, can you start recording your favourite lockdown walks and share them with me?

All of the mapped routes will be combined in to a single Lockdown in Lancaster and Morecambe: Walk, Run, Pedal, Push, Map map. This map will then become a bespoke artwork that abstracts and stitches the routes and paths into a made-at-home PPE intensive care gown.

Submitting your route is simple, you can do so either electronically or by hand. Find out how and more here.   

This project is part of Lancaster Arts Breathing Space Programme.