Date Posted: 18th November 2013

The trail boxes are selling like crazy. Most venues are now ordering more. The feed back tells me that people are buying them for gifts rather than carrying them on the trails which is fine. This is not the ideal time for the walks for some of you. It would be nice to have feed back - stories and comments from you as well. You can do this through the CONTACT section at the top. I will load anything of general interest on to this page. You can also send photographs. Someone has already identified a painting they own which is on one of the trails but isn't included.

I have included an image of a Kelly print of a pit head in the Whitehaven to St Bees trail assuming it is Haig Pit. I have just found his working drawings in a sketchbook which corrects me. He wrote at the top - rough design of pit gear and cottages Flimby Maryport to illustrate How Green was my Valley (5 plates). The cottages should have given me a clue. So we go on learning more.

You can buy the boxes on the merchandise page. They can be sent anywhere you wish with a kelly card and message from you inside. This also applies to the books and catalogues. Order as usual on the merchandise page  but you will need to let me know through the contacts page if you wish to personalise it.

The trail boxes are also on sale now at the following venues.

Castlegate House Gallery Cockermouth (they also have some Kelly paintings and prints for sale)

Fountain Gallery Wigton

The Maritime Museum Maryport (see the newly restored Kelly painting)

The Cafe Allonby (they do excellent coffee and cake!)

The Beacon Whitehaven

Lowes Court Gallery Egremont

Abbot Hall Kendal

Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Bowness on  Windermere

Quince and Medlar Cockermouth (excellent  vegetarian restaurant)

Tullie House Carlisle

If anyone reading this would like or is in a position to be a stockist please let me know.