Sunday, 14 March 2010

Kirkby Stephen Poetry Walk

If you are ever in the area of Kirkby Stephen I'd recommend you visited the Poetry Walk, a signposted public path taking you through 12 months in the life of a hill farmers year. The Poetry Path is a celebration of the hill farmer's ancient and enduring relationship with the beautiful landscape in and around the upper Eden valley.

Along the circular route of public paths there are twelve short poems written by Meg Peacocke which have been superbly carved into stone by Pip Hall, a lettering artist. It's a lovely walk taking you either side of the River Eden and not too long.

We are focusing on the poetry walk in our May workshop with calligrapher John Ward which I am looking forward to. I'm not sure what we will be doing on the day yet but the letters carved are a lovely inspiration.

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