It is easy to see how the countryside around Clayhidon and Ringdown inspired the Camden Town Artists. Their work in this area celebrates an apparently idyllic rural scene just before the first world war changed English society forever.
Taking inspiration from artists such as Paul Gaugin and Vincent van Gogh, the paintings of the Camden Town Group are made up of blocks of colour and pay great homage to the area’s landscape, much of which is unchanged to this day.
As you explore this beautiful setting, be sure to keep to the country lanes and public footpaths. Many of the scenes painted by the artists include people’s homes, so please do respect the privacy of the residents.