Another way to enjoy some of the fun art walks is to participate in those that highlight a specific artist. There are several of these throughout the UK.
The Turner Trail
This is a trail that was opened to the public in 2010. It is one that the British are very proud of because it possesses many of the landscapes that was found in the artworks of Joseph William Turner. It doesn’t take long before hikers a lot this trail are able to pick out the many focal points that have been captured in this artist’ pieces. Some of the favourites to be found along this trail are his renderings of the watercolours. Aysgarth Force, 1817. It has been over 200 years since the creation of Turner’s paintings and the landscape has changed significantly since then but not beyond recognition when making a comparison to the artworks. The trail is six miles in length and takes about 3 hours to complete.
This is a trail that pays homage to both George Sweet and Alexander Fraser. Both these artists focused on landscape art that brought forth some beautiful and famous pasture renditions. It depicts the beauty of the Clyde and Avon Valleys of Scotland. Some will immediately recognize the inspiration found here for Alexander Fraser’s “Cadzow Clothes Drying.’ The trail allows for the exploration of the Chatelherault Country Park. It too is comprised of about a 3-hour hike that covers a distance of 4.75 miles.
Spending about 1 ½ hour hiking time on this trail will expose hikers to the inspiration offered to famous artists such as John Constable, Sir Alfred Munnings and Thomas Gainsborough. The Dedham Vale Forest will immediately bring attention to the works of John Constable. Although drastically changed the beauty of this area remains, and it is easy to see why it was captured so eloquently by these artists.