'Meikle Burn' -Local Landscape Heroes Artist walk in Hamilton
Walk the trail that inspired famous art
The fourth of six FREE Local Landscape Hero walks, offering fascinating insight into the local landscape which inspired famous artworks,are taking place from September until November.
The CAVLP Heritage Local Landscape Heroes Project has been very successful in identifying over 80 pieces of art from the Clyde and Avon Valley which can be seen in a virtual art trail on the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership website. Much of the art featured on the trail was created in the 19th century and depicts a fascinating changing landscape.
The CAVLP Heritage team have now arranged a series of six different Local Landscape Heroes trails for local communities to join and enjoy. Each guided walk is between 1 and 5 miles in length and all are an easy ramble through woodland or country lanes. Running from the 30th September to 4th November, there are a range of different walks for people to enjoy including:
Saturday 30th September ‘Boss Oak to Old Mill’ 3.55 miles
Friday 13th October ‘Tannery to Tolbooth’ 1.44 miles
Friday 27th October ‘Cadzow Clothes Drying’ 1.19 miles
Saturday 28th October ‘Meikle Burn’ 4.44 miles
Friday 3rd November ‘The Seasons of Crossford’ 0.50 miles
Saturday 4th November ‘The Falls’ 2.15 miles
Organised by CAVLP Heritage, these guided walks will trace the artistic footsteps of local landscape heroes and track down the subjects used in selected paintings. The group will photograph a version of each landscape view, adding in frames and comparing them to the original works of art. The group will also be guided to conduct a walkover survey and record any archaeological sites encountered on the trail.
Fourth in the series is Meikle Burn on Saturday 28th October and will take place in Hamilton. The walk will start at Fairhill and continue on to track the inspiration for the paintings like ‘Laighstonehall Farm’ ‘Meikle Earnock Graveyard’ and ‘Meikle Burn’ noting the change to the landscape as we follow this 4-mile trail. Participants should meet at St Peters Church Hall, suitable walking attire is advisable.
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