Arty Footsteps

England , Northumberland

5 Hours

Join a group of up to 8

Arty Footsteps

£100 pp

What You'll Do

Explore, discover, learn, reflect and get creative on this unique experience in Northumberland National Park, where you'll hike through the beautiful countryside and learn to capture it on paper - as something to take home and treasure forever.

Join your guide Patrick and wildlife artist Jane, and discover the artist within yourself on this art and hiking experience in the village of Ingram in the Breamish Valley, Northumberland National Park.

Their aim is to get you feeling creative on this National Park Experience, so while we are walking and exploring, you can create your own drawings and memories from what you see and experience along the way.

You might be a skilled artist, or perhaps you are seeking inspiration or encouragement to develop your drawing skills. No matter what your level, this is the painting experience for you.

Your base for the day is Bulby Wood, beside the River Breamish. From there, you will be exploring the beautiful valley and taking the time to stand, stare and draw as we venture through the landscape.

The valley has a wide variety of wonderful natural features. The river, the trees, the wildlife, the sheep (of course, this is Northumberland) and wildflowers will all provide that artistic inspiration you need.


Get inspired in the great outdoors on a gentle and creative day

Benefit from the support of an expert wildlife artist

Experience the Northumberland landscape in the unique way of getting it down on canvas

Your Local Host:

Patrick Norris

Patrick is an experienced tour guide and has delivered guided walking tours, experiences and activities in Northumberland for ten years.


Location Information

Your meeting point is in the Breamish Valley in the beautiful Northumberland National Park. With rolling hills, open moorland and beautiful rivers, this really is one of the best places to unleash your creative side.

The experience starts at 10:30am, and exact directions and a meeting point will be spcified on your booking voucher.

  • Your guide, Patrick, for the duration
  • Your artist, Jane, for advice and inspiration
  • A bagful of artist’s goodies including a sketchpad, drawing and watercolour pencils to keep
  • Free car parking


Please bring:

Bring something warm to wear if it’s cold and the right clothes for the weather

Sun block on a sunny day and a sun hat too,

Walking shoes are ideal, but walking boots are fine as well

Bring a picnic of your choice, or you can buy food for a picnic at the Ingram Café. The owner Biddy, specialises and sells lots of delicious food and prepares much of what is sold with local Northumberland produce

Bring water or a hot beverage or both to drink

You can of course bring your own drawing and creative equipment

Something to sit on, simple foam mats designed for the purpose can be bought at most outdoor shops.

There are:

Access to toilets and the Ingram Valley Café at the start of the experience

Access to toilets at Bulby Wood, our base for the experience

Mobile phone signal is very poor in the Ingram Valley. If you need to contact your experience host, please do so well before you reach the Ingram Valley Café.