The photos were really interesting as there were lots of places we’d seen before but they looked different. It was interesting to see what had changed and explore the wildlife more.
— Sophie Stagg, High Bickington School

Trace the footsteps of James Ravilious and Roger Deakins and see villages in North Devon through a different lens. 

Over the last year we’ve been working with primary school children in Appledore, Chulmleigh, Hatherleigh, High Bickington, South Molton and Woolacombe to explore their local area. Starting with the archive photographs by Ravilious and Deakins, we asked the children to consider what had remained the same since the photographs were taken and what had changed. 

We set out on an excursion with Devon Wildlife Trust to explore the natural landscape depicted in the pictures and then, through workshops with professional artists, the children created their own trails marking out areas of specific interest and significance to them.

Each trail is uniquely presented and many include new works of art created by the children with the artists attached to their school.

All the trails are available to download here, so get your wellies on, start exploring and let us know what new things you discover.


See some of the wonderful work created by the pupils of Appledore Primary school with our Artist-in-Residence Amanda McCormack of North Devon Moving Image.