Follow the Harley Art Trail and explore a story of art – from cave paintings to contemporary visual art.
The free entry trail leads from The Harley Gallery to nearby Creswell Crags, in an easy 20-minute walk.
The Harley Gallery is renowned for its contemporary visual art exhibitions – while Creswell Crags is home to Britain’s earliest cave art.
Along the way, you will find new sculptures by two local artists, Michelle Reader and Martin Smith, as well as interpretation panels which tell the story of art in this landscape.
Two horse sculptures mark the start of the trail. They have been made by artist Michelle Reader out of recycled materials collected from the Welbeck estate.
From here, visitors can then walk the route dotted with interpretation panels and kinetic trees created by Martin Smith. Their reflective, brightly coloured leaves complement their woodland walk setting.
Cave Art to Contemporary Art Walking Trail – exploring the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Countryside is part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
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