Brian Hatton Trail

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Brian Hatton Trail

The Brian Hatton trail is a circular route around Breinton, near Hereford. The route has been devised by Robin Thorndyke, a Brian Hatton researcher and enthusiast. The trail is a figure-of-eight circuit. You can walk either loop by itself or combine the two to make a 5 mile total.

Both walks start from the National Trust car park at Breinton Springs:

  • Breinton Springs Circular Walk
  • Upper Breinton Loop

Brian Hatton (1887-1916) is Hereford’s most celebrated artist. He was born in Whitecross and later lived at Mount Craig, Broomy Hill. The family businesses in the city included glove-making, boot-making and tanning.

His artistic talent showed at a very early age and was nurtured by his family. He won gold medals in competitions organised by the Royal Drawing Society. Whilst still a small boy his outstanding ability led to introductions to Princess Louise, Queen Victoria’s daughter, and the eminent artist G.F.Watts.

Brian had a natural affinity with the landscapes he found close to his home in Hereford. He went out into the fields and lanes, getting to know the people he found working
there. Capturing their lives through drawings and painting.

The Hatton collection of over 1000 paintings and drawings is held by Hereford Museum and is available to view by appointment.


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Hereford HR4 7PG Breinton Springs, Breinton, Hereford, HR4 7PG, UK
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Circular Walking Route

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