Type of Walk: Famous Artists

*Open House Art Trails
Overview

'An Art Trail is an externally organised group of artists assembled in the same geographical area exhibiting for the duration of a trail under a group name ... Open House Art was founded to become the guide to independent art trails in the UK. OHA shows where and when local artists and makers are exhibiting either in their homes or studios. The site lists dates, opening times and shows maps for trails all over the UK.' ALERT Website no longer accessible. Replaced Link with one to issuu.

Constable Country Walk
Overview

'Leave your car behind and take in the countryside at the pace that Constable did himself. You can visit the locations Constable painted and the places he lived or just enjoy strolling though this fine example of an English lowland landscape.'

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National Trust.

Elwell Trail
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Discover the paintings of Fred & Mary Elwell as you walk through the centre of Beverley ...'

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Visit Hull and East Yorkshire

See also

The Elwells [Beverley Art Gallery]

Gainsborough Trail
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Welcome to the Meadow Walk [3.5 miles] the first section of the Gainsborough Trail, named after the famous painter Thomas Gainsborough, an approximate 12.4 miles continuous walkable route which will eventually encompass the whole of the Sudbury area, giving access to the best of the countryside in Sudbury, Great Cornard, Chilton and beyond.' ALERT Now Linking to a Website for the Gainsborough Trail itself.

John Martin Trail
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Born in Haydon Bridge, John Martin became the most popular artist of his day. His paintings are frequently based on biblical stories, reflecting his religious upbringing. They are set in dramatic landscapes, possibly inspired by the countryside of his youth. The Trail visits many of the places associated with John Martin ...'

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Haydon Development Trust

Lowry Trail
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Surrounded by its medieval ramparts, Berwick-upon-Tweed was an inspiration to the painter L S Lowry. Now, visitors can take a walk in his footsteps to explore this picturesque city in the Northeast of England.'

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Visit Northumberland

Swanage Seen Art Trail
Overview

'Follow the trail of paintings of Swanage by its famous visiting artists ...'

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Carlotta Barrow

Turner & Dickens Walk
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Take a walk along the 4 mile route between Turner's Margate and Dickens' Broadstairs. Much of the walk follows an ancient footpath between St Peter's Church and St John's Church and the walk is signposted in both directions.'

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Explore Kent

Turner Routes & Trails in North Yorkshire
Overview

'Follow in Turner's footsteps with our self-guided walking trails, podcasts and more.'

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Welcome to Yorkshire

West Cumbria Percy Kelly Trails
Overview

'West Cumbria was important to Percy Kelly and he is now important to West Cumbria. He lived there for more than fifty years in Workington, Great Broughton, Allonby and Whitehaven. His talent in drawing was noticeable from a very early age. He recorded everything he saw around him which now gives us an interesting record of the towns and villages along the Cumbrian coast. Art was a compulsion. A day without drawing and painting led to depression ... You are invited to see the landscape, the buildings, the towns as he saw them ...'

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Chris Wadsworth

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