Art trail “In Search of the Salmon” launches in the Coniston & Crake catchment
Six iconic aquatic species now feature in four stonewalls around the catchment, to highlight their plight and the work that is being undertaken to conserve them. The pieces have been beautifully carved by local sculptor Danny Clahane, on slate donated by Burlington Stone and the Holker Estate. Ellie Chaney drew the original illustrations on which Danny based his work. Stonewaller Peter Watson installed the pieces at the four sites chosen to compliment the project’s conservation work. The work was supported, as is all our work on Conserving Coniston & Crake, by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our thanks also go to the landowners for hosting the sculptures and supporting our work.
Copies of the booklet will also be available at venues around the catchment including Brantwood and Coniston TIC when Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions allow. As Brantwood will be closed from 21st March, the Arctic charr will be inaccessible for the moment.
So, if you want a reason to get out, bearing in mind the need for social distancing, then look out for these.
Near Bouthrey Bridge
The Jetty, Brantwood
One of Ellie’s original illustrations