Experiential landscape conceptualises a holistic relationship of outdoor open space and human experience related to how people attach significance to preferred places, orientate, and develop neighbourhood awareness. Routine exposure to these experiences provides foundations from which neighbourhoods form and where communities may establish and sustain. We will explain components and procedures of experiential landscape and then describe its application to public participation in a village community to reveal its identity and sense of place. We show how residents’ interviews were coded to reveal the experiential landscape of the village. Interpretation of this highlights how certain locations and features in the village and beyond come to prominence and how these help to understand a range of issues concerned with the village’s sense of community, boundary perceptions and relationship to surrounding landscape and neighbouring settlements.