A Walk about water
With Jan Hogarth and Prof David Munro
Sunday 26 November
Booking required. Our tickets are available on a sliding scale:
Full price £5
Concession price: £3.50
Accessible price: £2
Refreshments: We will have refreshments at CAMPLE LINE. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book.
Recommended for ages 16 yrs+ : If you would like to bring children aged 12-16 with you, please be in touch with us directly. Any under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us for a circular afternoon walk about water led by artist Jan Hogarth and Prof David Munro, followed afterwards by warm drinks and refreshments at CAMPLE LINE. Jan and David have previously led walks together in Nithsdale, including one from CAMPLE LINE in 2018.
The walk will leave from Cample Line and head up to a famous wooded sandstone gorge Crichope Linn. As we walk we will discuss the role of water in the landscape around Cample and how it has been used by humans. Crichope Linn is very atmospheric and in the 17th century it was an important place for the covenanters to hideout and pray. In Victorian times it became an important beauty spot inspiring poets and writers.
The walk will finish with the opportunity to see Jumana Emil Abboud’s exhibition The Unbearable Halfness of Being.
Meet: Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Date: Sunday 26 November
Time: Start 1.30pm and finish around 4pm
Cost: £5 / conc. £3.50/ accessible rate £2
Please refer to our sliding scale ticket guide to choose a ticket price based on what you can reasonably afford
Expect: The walk from Cample to Crichope Linn will follow the road. Once at the entrance to Crichope Linn, we will leave the road and follow the track into the Linn. The walk will circle back through adjacent fields, which can be boggy, and a further stretch of road.
Conditions: The walk will be moderate-to-challenging underfoot, and it will include a range of off-road walking conditions. The terrain in Crichope Linn includes a track, with sections alongside steep banking. When on the track, the ground becomes slippery and sections are now narrow to pass. Other sections of the walk will include some field walking, which can be boggy.
Please wear weatherproof clothes and sensible boots with good grip.
Please contact us if you would like more details about the terrain.
Jan Hogarth was born in rural Annandale. She has a first class honours in Sculpture, an MPhil in Public Art and a practice-led PhD in Environmental Art titled ‘Dislocated Landscapes.’ Working as a public art manager in close partnership with artists and landscape-based organisations, Jan’s own practice has evolved to create immersive landscape-based journeys, which connect people with nature through myths, sketching, history, and storytelling.
Professor David Munro is a former Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and he was Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (1996-2008). David has a special interest in historical geography and landscape studies, including the history of water management. He co-authored Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscapes (Collins 2006), and he has since 2012 been a heritage advisor to the Duke of Buccleuch on the Queensberry Estate.