Creative Footsteps (2007)
The 65 mile long Wessex Ridgeway track is a rich tapestry of chalk ridges, steep grassland fileds, copses and thick ancient hedgerows. The Ridgeway enters Dorset from Wiltshire at Ashmore, crosses the Blackmore Vale before finally descending to the sea at Lyme Regis.
Creative Footsteps was a project based along the Wessex Ridgeway led by local poet, James Crowden. James walked the Ridgeway and on his travels wrote poems which reflected the geography, geology and natural history of this long distance path. Sections of verse have been incorporated in to specially commissioned sculpture which now punctuates the route from Ashmore to Lyme.
All of the sculpture and scenes of the Ridgeway have been documented by photographer, Catherine Batten and a CD featuring the Sounds of the Ridgeway by David Rogers is available with the Creative Footsteps publication available from the Artsreach Office for £10.
- Creative Footsteps Extract (PDF)