Come and join the Seldom Seen Kent Estuary and Sandside Guided Walk on Sunday 10 August from 12 noon
Mapping the Seldom Seen is Art Gene’s artist-led research programme for Morecambe Bay Partnership.
Come explore the salt marsh and estuary views on this afternoon ramble from Arnside to Sandside in the company of artists and experts in local history, ecology and literature. Finish with some hot food before heading home between 4-5pm.
The walk is free but you do need to book: contact Nick Owen at Art Gene on 07742 271570 or 01229 825085 or click here to email Nick.
What's it all about? Art Gene are creating a series of maps and mobile phone apps of the communities around Morecambe Bay, highlighting the area's “Seldom Seen” assets and hidden histories, for Morecambe Bay Partnership. On this walk we will share local histories, stories, and folklore and are keen to hear your stories, too.
What will you see? The main features of the walk are the salt marsh, former railway line and cutting, limestone pavement, Sandside Quarry, Haverbrack Woods, the Cold War Royal Observer Corps post, the Haverbrack water tank and views of the Kent Estuary.
Confirmed specialist guides:
Artists: Stuart Bastik & Maddi Nicholson, co-founders of Art Gene
Ecologist: Bart Donato, Biodiversity Advisor, Natural England
Literature: Dr David Cooper, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University
How long /how hard is the walk? The walk will take about four hours and is graded easy to moderate, mostly over footpaths but with some rough ground and some uphill and downhill sections. There will be lots of stops along the way to share our collective observations and reflections, take photographs and reminisce.
What should you bring? Bring suitable outdoor clothing (remember the weather can change), a drink and something to eat. We'll share some home cooked food at the end of the walk. You might also like to bring a plastic bag for any "finds", a camera and notebook and pen.
More details are available here.
For information about all Art Gene's work, please visit their website here.
Seldom Seen: a community engagement programme based on the Art Gene Design Cafe programme. Please email us if you would like further information or to book your place.