On the Poetry Path – Kirkby Stephen on the Map

One of the Poetry Stones by Meg Peacock

A walk along the Poetry Path is one of two outings this month with Kirkby Stephen and District ‘Walkers are Welcome’ Dawdles group. This is a regular group, and it’s fantastic that they’ve embraced the idea of Artful Ways – so along the way, the group will take time to sketch, write or reflect, embracing the spirit of creativity, and creating some work to be shared through the project.

On Thursday July 1st the group will be meeting for a gentle stroll from stone to stone – following the route of stones carved with poetry written by Meg Peacock to reflect the farmers’ year.

Then on Thursday July 22nd, there’s a walk along the spectacular Mallerstang Valley. Along the way (unless the cloud is really low!) Wildboar Fell will feel like a constant presence – something that is fundamental to a sense of place for local residents. The walking route will also take in the Watercut Statue by Mary Bourne, the first of the Eden Benchmarks and, Andy Goldsworthy’s Outhgill Pinfold Cone. As with the walk along the Poetry Path, there will be extra time allowed to pause and reflect, and get creative.

We’re looking forward to seeing some photos and finding out what people are inspired to create.

For more on these walks, and who to contact if you’d like to take part, see the Events page.

Watercut by Mary Bourne
Watercut by Mary Bourne

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