Friday, 19 September 2014

Exploring Berwick // The Lowry Trail

Since returning to my hometown and now being a permanent house wife (at least for now), I've enjoyed doing things I don't usually do and seeing things I haven't seen before around Berwick.
I've thoroughly enjoyed spending some quality time with my childhood best friend aswell and this day in particular we finally had the weather to do something we've had planned for a while; the famous Lowry trail.

For those who don't know, L.S Lowry was a famous English artist, and although not from Berwick Upon Tweed he visited alot and depicted many scenes from his visits in sketches and paintings between the 1930s and 70s. His works are shown on information boards dotted about the town and although I have seen most I've never walked the route in it's entirety.

So my friend Claire, Baker and I set off on our little journey last Thursday. I took a photo at each point to prove we had been there and 4 hours, 8.8miles later we had completed it! Enjoy the photos.





















I have to admit the artwork isn't my cup of tea, but he was a famous man and his work was well loved and it made for a great day. I recommend it to anyone visiting Berwick, especially those with dogs as it's a purposeful and fun day out that obviously allows dogs with it all being outside! 
Along the way there is the beach by the Lowry shelter to visit, maybe you might even be lucky and spot the dolphins off the end of the pier. You go through town and also get to see the historical walls en route, as well as visiting Spittal beach with it's little arcade and cafe. 
Claire popped into the Granary Gallery (that is currently showing a Lowry exhibition we plan to visit when Jake is on dog duty) before we started, to pick up a map which made things way easier and although a couple of the pieces are a little difficult to locate it just adds to the entertainment!

Does your town have anything like this art trail? Is it something you'd be interested in doing? Let me know in the comments!





12 comments:

  1. Oooh this looks like such a lovely trail! I'd find this quote interesting myself ^__^ I especially like that I got to see the original places he recreated in his work. I recognise one of the pieces very well, we had a print of it framed in our home growing up haha. Nice to see the real place for this first time :)

    Lovely post!

    Jemma xx

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    1. Oh wow really?! That's so cool...such a small world.
      Mind, I don't think I'd hang any of his pictures in my house but it is a fun trail never the less.

      xo

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  2. I had to do about Lowry for art at school! It was thanks to him I figured I can't draw! XD I love your pictures! If I can get them as clear as yours, I'll be a happy girl. Cute picture of the dog! x

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    1. Oh I can't imagine that project to be very ineteresting :) and if Lowry can draw and have his work be famous 'art', I'm sure anyone can draw!

      Thank you :)

      xo

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  3. This looks like such a lovely walk! I love that you can experience all different areas of the town and the beach! We don't have an art trail but I always walk around the forests in the park near my university where all the old statues from where it used to be an estate are. It's really magical :)

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. It really is perfect to be able to see alot of the town and all the different areas :)

      I love forest trails and parks - I wish we had more. That's the only thing I miss from where I lived in Newcastle.

      xo

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  4. I've been to Berwick a few times and I didn't even know about this trail! I'm not a great fan of Lowry (I find it a little bit too bleak!) but it's fab to have something cultural to do in the area! The last time I was there we went to the youth hostel for lunch, have you ever been? The food was amazing!

    Scottish Outlander

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    1. Have you?! It's fab to hear from people who know where it is haha. Theres not much to do here so it is a great thing for visitors to know about.
      I hear great things about the Youth Hostel but don't eat out alot so am yet to try it. I'll have to now though. Thanks for sharing! :D

      xo

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  5. I love that feeling of completing something and I would definitely have taken a photo at each step! Art isn't really my thing but I'll give it a try if the location and idea of is, I do like a nice walk so I'd be happy to try this. I love that photo of you and Baker, he looks so cute in your arms!

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    1. Oh me too! I couldn't of stopped once we started - I hate not finishing things.
      Thank you. He would usually look at the camera but there was another dog that caught his eye...:P

      xo

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  6. Stella & I'd have loved to have walked that with you, why must it be so far away?! There's not much art farty stuff that I don't like...great photos :) x

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    1. Oh I know!! That would've been so fun. Maybe one day soon we'll meet. :) Thank you!

      xo

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