A hand drawn picture of maryport

Percy Kelly Trail

The Percy Kelly Trail Information Board will be officially unveiled at 10.45am on 5 October by the Mayor, Peter Kendall. The Information Board depicts examples of Kelly’s paintings & offers the reader an opportunity, through following a trail, an opportunity to visit the sites featured in his work. It covers a distance of around 2 ¾ miles & lasts around 1 ½ hours on foot. In the time since Kelly painted the town, it has seen many changes which make the walk even more interesting.

Located at the foot of Shipping Brow, people can take a photo of the board, which includes a trail route plan, to refer to on their walk. It is hoped that the trail will, by adding to the public realm, encourage local people & visitors alike to enjoy the works of one of the area’s best-known artists.

The Council is indebted to Chris Wadsworth for kindly giving permission for the Council to develop the trail based on his booklet, ‘The Percy Kelly Trail’.