A history of
the living Earth

Deep Time Walk Earth History

A history of
the living Earth

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Deep Time Walk Earth History Experience

A history of
the living Earth

Download on the Apple StoreGet it on Google Play

Download on the Apple StoreGet it on Google Play

Step back in time.

Experience Earth history like never before with the award-winning Deep Time Walk. Designed by an experienced team of playwrights, scientists, radio producers, actors and creatives, our Mobile App calculates your speed and distance as you walk, enabling you to learn about key evolutionary events as they occur across Earth’s 4.6bn year geological time.

Best Mobile App Award

About the Mobile App

Field Kit

Deep Time Walk App

Mobile App

A history of the living Earth. The dramatised Deep Time Walk can be experienced anywhere. Walk 4.6km through 4.6bn years of Earth history, learn about key concepts from Earth’s evolution and experience a unique perspective of deep time. A transformative experience for iOS and Android.

Deep Time Walk Script

The Script

A testament to deep time. Limited-edition book of the narrative used in the Mobile Guide. Recommended for a Ted Hughes Award, ‘The Fool and the Scientist’ is written by award-winning playwright Peter Oswald and scientist Dr. Stephan Harding. Includes a glossary of 120+ specialised terms.

Deep Time Walk Audiobook


A record of Earth history. High-quality CD version of the Mobile Guide, available for those without smartphones. Directed by Sony Award winning producer Jeremy Mortimer and brought to life by Chipo Chung, Paul Hilton and Peter Marinker, with a soundscape designed by BBC engineer Jo Hutton.

Creative Excellence

Designed by an experienced team of radio producers, professional actors, award-winning script writers and sprinkled with creative genius, the Deep Time Walk brings together excellence in science, the arts and appropriate technology to provide a unique experience of Earth history.

Meet the team

News & Blog

  • March 27, 2018
    Walk a new story - encouraging positive action
    The Deep Time Walk app helps people walk a story of Earth’s evolutionary journey. Robert Woodford explains how the app was developed and is used.
  • February 7, 2018
    Deep Time Walk live at Edinburgh International Science Festival
    In partnership with the Edinburgh Geological Society, we have announced that the ground-breaking Deep Time Walk Mobile Guide – which brings to life Earth’s 4.6-billion-year history – will be performed live at the Edinburgh International Science Festival this April.
  • November 28, 2017
    James Lovelock endorses Deep Time Walk
    We are pleased to have an endorsement for the Deep Time Walk project from the well known scientist James Lovelock. On talking with Stephan Harding, our Science Director, he commented how impressed he was with the Deep Time Walk.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

River Cottage

“A very clever idea … giving participants a vivid sense of the vast history of the Earth, and humanity’s small and very recent part in it”

James Lovelock

Earth scientist

The science which underpins the Deep Time Walk makes it an extremely valuable resource for holistic education and it deserves widespread adoption in schools and universities

Bruno Latour

French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist

“A great poeticoscientific walk synced with narration. A masterpiece to get a sense of history”


As a small social enterprise we have been supported by two successful crowdfunding rounds, the last being match-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are currently growing our partnership base to help foster wider understanding of deep time and to show humanity’s deep ancestral history and interconnectedness with all life.

Earth Charter Initiative