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In 2011, Salisbury Museum put on their most significant exhibition ever, displaying nearly 60 art works of John Constable (1776 - 1837), focusing on his works painted in and around Salisbury. In conjunction with this, they set up walking trails to show people where his works had been painted or to take them to the same views. Three trails were produced; a Wessex Trail, a Close Trail and this one of the Harnham Water Meadows.

You can read up about John Constable, his life and his works here >>

Salisbury Cathedral in the background behid the River Avon with a Constable trail post in the foreground.
The short posts around the trail keep you on track and guide you to the best spots.

We tried the trail on a sunny but blustery day this October. There are short posts at the stop points around the trail, eight of them in total, although we failed to find post 6 which seemed to have vanished.

1. The trail starts at Salisbury Museum in the Cathedral Close (what3words: prices.daring.added) with Salisbury Cathedral and Leadenhall from the River Avon painted in 1820.