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Sam Lee, The Nest Collective and Friends of the Earth announce a series of Nature Immersion Walks.

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19th Jan 2020

Sam Lee, The Nest Collective and Friends of the Earth will join forces to support Sam’s 16-date UK album release tour, promoted by DHP, Gulbenkian and Ear Trumpet, with a series of nature immersion walks in 7 tour locations.

This series of nature immersion walks are exclusively available to all Friends of the Earth ‘Take Climate Action’ group members and tour ticket holders. Seven one-hour walks will take place the morning after the concerts in select cities,  commencing on February 1st in Newcastle. Walking boots not included.

Old Wow is an album about our complicated relationship with planet earth but also about the impact that ecological crisis has on our sense of self and the place we call home.

“ It would seem remiss to release and tour an album all about connecting in deeper with nature and community and not do something like this. I am honoured to be partnering with Friends of the Earth for these gatherings and strolls out in some exceptionally stunning areas of the country. These walks also represent attempts to spend quality time out in Nature which can really help combat the impacts on wellbeing as a touring musician. They are opportunities to share my love and knowledge of some wonderful endangered habitats and a way to give thanks to and connect local climate and wildlife campaigners and the audiences who have come to the gig the night before“ Sam Lee

“Music has a long history as part of the fight against climate breakdown, so we’re delighted to be partnering with Sam Lee and The Nest Collective to keep this going. Let’s make 2020 the year of proper climate action, including huge emission cuts, commitment to doubling tree cover and protecting nature.

“We need the government to get its act together, but by joining together at a community level we can put pressure on those in power.”  Emi Murphy, trees campaigner at Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth has launched Climate Action Groups to help people join forces with others in their community to combat climate breakdown. Friends of the Earth has a long history of environmental activism at a community level. Time and again they’ve found that the voices of people and communities can lead to big victories for the planet.

Taking place close to some of the UK’s best-loved music venues.; these walks will take place across the country during Sam’s national UK tour, between 29 January and 21 February 2020, within easy access of towns and cities. Together they will explore and connect with their surroundings.

Free sign-up will be offered as an exclusive option to all existing tour ticket buyers. Friends of the Earth and Climate Action Group members receive a discount on concert tickets.


1-Feb-2020 Saturday Newcastle Dewley Hill (Throckley Woods)
2-Feb-2020 Sunday Manchester River Irwell
4-Feb-2020 Tuesday Nottingham Hardwick Hall
7-Feb-2020 Friday Exeter Stoke Woods
14-Feb-2020 Friday Brighton Brighton Downlands Walk
16-Feb-2020 Sunday Canterbury No Man’s Orchard to Pilgrims Way, Harbledown
20-Feb-2020 Thursday Bristol Leigh Woods Nature Reserve

Walks will begin around 9 am and will last 45 minutes to 1 hour, full information about meeting places will be disseminated by direct email to those who have registered their interest. Sam will also provide information from the stage.

  • To Sign to Walk please visit:
  • Presented by DHP, Gulbenkian, and Ear Trumpet Sam Lee’s Old Wow Album Tour begins 29 January 2020 at Celtic Connections and finishes in Cardiff on 21 February 2020.  Full tour dates, information and tickets are available at
  • Friends of The Earth and Climate Action Group members receive a discount on concert tickets. Just by selecting concessions price at check-out and state Friends of The Earth Concession at the box office.
  • Old Wow is released on 31st January 2020 on Cooking Vinyl Records, Full information at
  • Full Information on how to get involved with Friends of The Earth in your local community can be found:


Facebook: @samleefolk @ friendsoftheearth @thenestcollective

Instagram:@samleesong @friends_earth @nestfolk

Twitter:@samleesong @friends_earth @nestfolk

Websites: ,,


Nest Collective: Nathalie Blue nathalie@thenestcollective

Friends of The Earth:   Ben Rider

Old Wow: Nathalie Cadlini

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