A Cumbrian winery
This year the summer exhibition ‘Art at the Winery’ takes on a local theme - the Eden Valley. This peaceful and beautiful area attracts thousands of visitors each year. Many head straight for the hills on each side of the valley, but the majority enjoy meandering around the attractive villages which make up the valley’s essential tranquil character. The scenery of the Eden Valley has inspired the work of many artists over the years and 2013 is no exception, with almost twenty artists from the valley and surrounding hills presenting their interpretations of the area at this new exhibition put on at High Cup Winery.
Eden Inspirations has something for everyone. Prices of the art range from a few pounds for cards, prints and smaller paintings to several hundred pounds for larger pieces.
As usual the art exhibition runs concurrently with a continuously evolving display of the geology of the local area (see below).
The exhibition runs from 29th June - 1st September, Thursday - Sunday inclusive, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm.
A special exhibition of the geology of High Cup Nick and the surrounding local area has been put together with the help of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership and is housed permanently at the winery. The display includes interpretational and explanatory panels describing the geology, all illustrated with exhibits of rocks and fossils from the area. The display is open at the normal winery opening times.
This year the display has been expanded to include more information on the oldest rocks which lie along the Pennine escarpment and underlie the winery and surrounding area - the so-called Cross Fell Inlier. We now have on display an impressive three-dimensional model of the area constructed by Elizabeth McIntyre.
We also have available a range of North Pennines AONB Partnership publications including the following which have just been published:
Geology and Landscape around Dufton - an illustrated 6 km geological walk around Dufton Pike.
Reading The Rocks - a guide to the geology of the North Pennines by Dr Elizabeth Pickett. Price £8.00