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Quest for Explorers

17th June 2018 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join us for a Quest with Professor David Munro to uncover the dramatic and inspirational landscape within Crichope Linn and Cample exploring through time how man has engaged with the stone. This is a Quest for the curious, those who want to find out more about a landscape which inspired famous 19th century Scottish explorer and geologist, Joseph Thomson. It was Dumfries and Galloway’s Crichope linn were he had a chance encounter which inspired him and changed the course of his life.

Crichope Linn is stunningly beautiful but hidden away in a cleuch unless you know it’s there you wouldn’t find it. Steeped in history it was the hiding and meeting place of the Covenanters and many before them. The Linn inspired Sir Walter Scott, who chose it as the lair of John Balfour in “Old Mortality” and was a famous Victorian Beauty spot. Just down the hill from Crichope Linn the small hamlet of Cample sits close to a number of small quarries where the rock was transported via the mineral railway line. We will explore how Cample uses the landscape to support its mills and minerals.

Professor Munro, himself an explorer of landscapes all over the world, has a curious mind and a generosity with his own knowledge and real life stories and insights. David will be joined by environmental artist Jan Hogarth and director of CAMPLE LINE Tina Fiske.

For more information and to book a place please go to the Quests & Retreats website.



17th June 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cample Line
Thornhill DG3 4XX United Kingdom
01848 330000


Cample Line