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Drawing Waters (Sun 23)

Date: Sunday 23 June, 2019

Event leader: Dr. George S. Jaramillo for Moray Way Association

Price: £5.00 - £10.00Meet time: 10:00

Estimated finish time: 16:30

Difficulty: Easy PlusGroup size: 9

Distance (up to): 5 miles (8km)

Please note: This event will include lots of stops and time for lunch.

Booking deadline: 19:00 Saturday 22 June, 2019


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Drawing Waters (Sun 23)

Drawing has a strong connection between what one sees and what one is thinking—an embodied understanding of the world. It allows us to see and focus on things that may pass us by. But what does drawing have to do with walking? And how does it connect to the landscape? This walk will help open up some of these conversations.

This meander along the tail end of the Findhorn River, as it flows into the sea, will explore the everyday aspects of our landscape, as we walk and draw along the way. We will focus on the mundane spaces that border the river and contemplate the way that we can re-appreciate the everyday landscapes around us by using drawing as our focus. Don’t worry if you think that you can’t draw as this drawing/walking exploration is interested in the ways that you see your landscape on the page rather than a pretty picture. Who knows what we will encounter

The walk will cover about five miles with frequent stops to draw and discuss.


About five to six hours, with frequent stops. (2.5 miles out to the mouth of river and back)

Note: Please bring water and pack lunch/snacks. Stout footwear and suitable outdoor clothing are required as will be walking within the riverbed at times. Linear walk. Drawing material and implements will be supplied.

Where to Meet - Description

Meet at the main gate of Mackenzie & Cruickshank Garden Centre, 1 West Rd, Forres IV36 2GU, at the west of town.
From Forres, head north on Market St/A940 towards Loggie Terrace. Turn left onto A96 Go through 1 roundabout and at the second roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Greshop Rd. The garden centre is on your left hand-side. We will begin our walk at the Forres Flood Alleviation Stone marker just up from the large roundabout.

Parking in Mackenzie & Cruickshank Garden Centre is not advised as the car park gates might be closed by the time we return from the walk.

Where to Meet - Map

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About the Provider

Dr. George S. Jaramillo “I am interested in the way that people interact with their landscape and particularly the way they perceive and understand it, in a visual manner. This walk allows me to explore these themes in a relaxed and friendly way to develop a clearer understanding about what it means to walk and draw together. I am a researcher/lecturer from The Glasgow School of Art posted at the Highlands and Islands campus in the Altyre Estate with interests in architecture, geography, and heritage. My colleague is an illustrator and artist recently moved to Forres.” You can reach the organiser at:

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This is intended as a rough indication only. Every effort has been made to make the level of activity and physical effort involved as clear as possible within the event description. If in doubt contact the event provider.

  • Easy:    A gentle activity over level easy terrain (or equivalent) lasting up to 2 hours. All ages and abilities welcome; time to stop, chat and stare.
  • Easy+:    An activity over generally easy terrain (or equivalent). Likely to include some slight inclines or similar extra effort. Usually lasting up to 3 hours with rests, etc.
  • Moderate:    A more varied activity and/or varied terrain (or equivalent), involving some extra effort for part of it. Typically a short day activity.
  • Moderate+:    Typically a full day activity over varied terrain (or equivalent) requiring stamina and/or more sustained effort. Short breaks for refreshments, lunch, etc
  • Challenging:    A range of activities with something ‘special’ that will appeal to the more experienced outdoor person. See event entry for details.

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