Weʼve raised £250 to build some artistic installations celebrating the history and heritage of the Ullswater Valley along the recently opened Ullswater Way.
- Ullswater, Cumbria
- Funded on Thursday, 15th September 2016
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The Ullswater Way is a new 20 mile walking route that circumnavigates the lake through a spectacular landscape rich in history and cultural heritage. The Friends of the Ullswater Way is a working group of local residents of the 5 Parishes that surround the lake. Our aim is to design, create and install up to 14 enigmatic points of culture and heritage along the Way. We are using local skills and artists as far as possible and aim to promote the local economy. Each installation will align to the key project ethos, of being ‘in harmony with the immediate surroundings’.
Through local fundraising we have our first installation: Nestled just below the 2000 year old Roman Road (known locally as High Street) at Moor Divock near Pooley Bridge is a curved stone seat, in the picture above, built by local craftsmen.
The Lake District National Park are supporting us including with a £3,000 grant. This will be used to start work on the following installations:
1. Poetry Stones: The words of contemporary poet Kathleen Raine, who found inspiration living in Martindale, will be inscribed on a series of stones close to the Ullswater Way in Martindale
2. Celebrating artists who loved Ullswater:
At the southern end of the lake a Patterdale resident artist has designed a stone seat, re-using local materials, at the spot where the view inspired artists John Glover, Ann Macbeth and William Turner.
3 Anti-slavery Medallion
In 1787 Thomas Clarkson helped establish the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. We would like to commemorate his achievements with an emblem mounted on the wall of his former residence at Eusemere, Pooley Bridge.
However we need to raise £5,000 more to ensure completion of these installations. If you would like to support a particular installation please state this on the donation page.
Please join us for our Inaugural Walk on 3rd September. For details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further info go to www.ullswaterway.co.
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I am a Chartered Certified Accountant (top left in red) acting as Finance and Fundraising representative for the Friends of the Ullswater Way. Funds raised via this page will go directly to the bank account of Barton Parish Council who have offered to administer them for us.