Traders Track Program

Traders Tracks is an Arts Council England funded New Leaf and Salt Road project curated by Dr Sally Payen, in partnership with Herefordshire Council’s Library services. Exploring pre-Roman trading pathways inspired by Alfred Watkins early 20th Century Postal Club (Ley) Archive held in Hereford Archives and Record Centre.  Croft Ambrey Iron age camp was mapped in June 1921 on Waktin’s first Ley 100 years ago.

We are holding workshops in Leintwardine and Wigmore with young people to co-produce land art works based on the project. Where we will present the cross-curricula project linking history, art, nature and the climate and ecological crisis. Exploring their responses to nature to co-produce artworks using materials traded in pre-roman time.

Our Traders Tracks program of workshops exhibitions and events:

August 2021 18th – Queenswood Country park

August 19th- 22nd Croft Castle parkland & Croft Ambrey Iron Age Camp

July 31st- August 31st Wigmore Village Hall Community Cafe and Leintwardine St Marys Church

Hereford Library August 24th- September 25th

September 1st – 15th Salt Road Gallery Leominster

Traders Tracks moving image still ‘Union of Trades’ June ’21. Filmed at Croft Ambrey and Risbury Iron age camps by moving image artist Jaime Jackson & dancer Will Hodson from 2Faced Dance Company

Traders Tracks artist events and artworks, walking art-led walk and drop in workshop program

Artist-led walks over the Parkland and to Croft Ambrey camp starting from outside the café. All walks are 1 hour+ duration. Information about the workshops artist walks and drop-in workshop sessions, will be next to the café, follow the Traders Tracks signs from the car park. All events are free to attend, National Trust Castle and Parkland entrance charge applies, see website for more info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle-and-parkland

‘Union of Trades’ artist walks & co-produced land artworks. Jaime Jackson and Sally Payen. .

Stephen Whitehead. ‘Wood Wide Web’ artist walks and land art https://countershade.org

‘Hunger Moon Chocolate’, raw chocolate demos & tastings Jane Grace. www.facebook.com/supernourished

Ambrey Flora’, botanical drawing workshop Jenna Naylor

‘The Map of strings’, drop in textile land art work. instagram.com/pearljacksonpayen / www.mthimm.co.uk

‘Traders Tracks’ exhibition, film installation, traders tracks sketch books and installation Jaime Jackson, Sally Payen, Celia Jonson Jenna Naylor & David England

National Trust visitor charges apply to enter the parkland.

See: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle-and-parkland.

Follow the Traders Tracks signs from the car park to the start of the walk to Croft Ambrey Camp next to the café.

Croft Castle and Parkland’s postcode is HR6 9PW.

For more information about the project: www.saltroad.org.uk/traders-tracks