It started as friends walking and will no doubt continue as such. For them (Weird Walk), walking is an active engagement with the British landscape and its lore.
Weird Walk zine is your signpost… keep walking weird.
Weird Walk Zine Issue One
What is Weird Walk? It started as friends walking and will no doubt continue as such. For us, walking is an active engagement with the British landscape and its lore.
Amongst other things, come with us to uncover some medieval graffiti, have a chat with writer/ recording artist Justin Hopper, take a trip around Avebury’s Neolithic wonderland, absorb some blackened dungeon synth, and meet a Tudor weird walking inspiration.
Weird Walk zine is your signpost... keep walking weird.
Weird Walk Zine Issue Two
May summon spirits
As the harvest season ends and we stagger towards winter, the ghostly glimmer of other worlds hovers in our imagination. In this issue we will be channelling Samhain, the gateway to the darker half of the year, poised between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is in this spirit that we explore nature’s bounty alongside forager Adele Nozedar and celebrate an uplifting, eclectic take on folk dance with Boss Morris.
We remember a time when Doctor Who went folk horror in a Wiltshire village, while our new Readers’ Vibes section brings some location-specific spookiness to the party. Elsewhere, Justin Hopper discovers uncanny vibes within rural perfection, and Benjamin Myers tells of strange goings-on in Calderdale.
The veil is thin... keep walking weird.
Weird Walk Zine Issue Three
Rise up like the sun...
48 page A5 zine
Printed on high quality recycled stock
A midsummer night's zine
In this issue we dive, like a drunken Norse king, headfirst into boozelore to pick out the legends and customs concealed in your glass. Elsewhere, strong vibes abound as we get out to some of this land’s most resonant spots: the return of Dolmania takes us down the road to the Devil’s Den, while new feature High Horses hikes out to Uffington.
We also explore the ritual renaissance with artist Ben Edge, and the undisputed king of 'Northern Gothic' Andrew Michael Hurley joins us to discuss his work and the landscape and folklore therein.
The solstice is upon us, the perfect time to be dreaming of rambles...
Weird Walk Zine Issue Four
Abundant with vibes
The wheel turns and we find ourselves halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Signs of new life emerge, the earth awakens, a new issue of Weird Walk pokes through the fecund mulch…
The question of land rights, and who owns the British countryside, has dangled over these islands for centuries. Nick Hayes addresses free access to open spaces directly in this issue’s interview, while Zakia Sewell speaks of discovering a different kind of Britain, the Albion that she has navigated on her excellent BBC radio shows.
Elsewhere Stewart Lee finds his own connection with the landscape on a walk from Lamorna, uniting passions for visionary artists and prehistoric monuments and, in contrast to country acres parcelled away on grand estates, we take a look at the edgelands, those unloved, unruly spaces and the music that conjures them.
Weird Walk Zine Issue Five
We hope this little treat (or trick?) finds you well…
The nights are drawing in and stories are told around the fire…
At this time of year, as thoughts turn to winter, stories would have been especially important to our ancestors. It is in sympathy with this telling of tales that we offer you issue five of our irregular periodical. We see the shadowy reverse of the British countryside revealed for younger readers in our exploration of folk horror in children’s literature, while Stewart Lee digs into the travels and tales of the mysterious writer Blanche E. Ward. Elsewhere, ritual animal disguise, water worship and the gothic tones of the pipe organ spin their own cultural narratives.
Weird Walk Zine Issue Six
Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand'ring
So fair to be seen.
Grab a mulled cider and join us as we honour the winter solstice, bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new with the sixth issue of our zine.
Wander through the magical woodland of Savernake Forest, and explore Lundy, an island wreathed in myth. Come on a doom (metal) stroll with Archer Sanderson, and witness the collision of contemporary art and ancient megaliths with Jeremy Deller, a true weird walking inspiration if ever there was one.
Winter is upon us… may your hearth be warm and your Yule log bright.
Weird Walk Magic Circle
28 page A5 zine
Printed on high quality recycled stock
Potent semiconductor of winter solstice vibes
Magic Circle contains photos from two rolls of Kodak Portra 200 film taken at sunrise within the inner circle of Stonehenge, six days before the winter solstice of 2018 and on the morning of the winter solstice of 2019. Some experts believe the rituals connected to the winter solstice to be of greater significance to the Neolithic people of Stonehenge than the summer, as it marked the time after which longer, brighter and more fecund days would return.
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