Interpretation Panels

From simple information signs to attractive interpretation panels, Anna Gray Associates can provide a full project management service for any environmental interpretation project – large or small.   We offer design, illustration, archaeological reconstruction, mapping, research, copy writing, editing and proof-reading skills.

The examples below will give you an idea of what can be achieved.  Click on the image to enlarge it.

Orrest Head panels

Two panels commissioned by the Lake District National Park Authority to help people find their way to the Orrest Head viewpoint using the new Miles Without Stiles route and other alternatives.  An attractive illustrated map was commissioned to facilitate their choice of route.

Anna really took the time to understand the brief. She went above and beyond to craft the panel content and manage the suppliers to have the panels installed on time, despite the tight deadline.  We couldn’t have managed without her.

Marion Jones, Lake District National Park Authority

Wetheral Sacred Space pyramid

An unusual commission to create a 3-sided pyramid with the aim of interpreting the views from Wetheral Churchyard in three different directions.

Our project presented complex challenges which Anna translated into innovative solutions. The eye-catching pyramidal structure has stimulated genuine interest from local and visitors.  Anna’s ability to listen and work collaboratively with clients is exceptional. The outcome exceeded expectations.

Andrew Humphries, Wetheral Sacred Space Project

Appleby Panels

A series of attractive panels designed to enhance Appleby town centre by providing more information on the town’s rich heritage.

Anna brought a degree of professionalism and expertise to our project that we could never have achieved on our own.  An excellent service!  

Carl Bendelow

Hoff Beck panel

Bandleyside Parish Council commissioned Anna Gray Associates to design a panel in order to promote a beautiful walking route along the Hoff Beck between Colby and Rutter Falls.  Our aim was to produce a highly attractive and reader-friendly panel that would engage with as many people as possible.

Coronation Garden panels

A series of 14 highly attractive panels describing the rich history and heritage of Penrith.  These now form the centrepiece of the re-landscaped Coronation Garden. Commissioned by Penrith Rotary Club.

We were delighted with the excellent quality of Anna’s work – a major factor in the tremendous success of the project. 

Jeff Fawcett, Penrith Rotary Club

Great Asby in 1911

Large interpretive panel illustrating the houses and people living in the village 100 years ago.  Produced for the Our Green Space project and commissioned by Asby History Group.

‘We much appreciated Anna’s input, especially her meticulous eye for detail.’

Graham Parkin – Chair of Asby History Group

Cunsey Forge

This panel was designed to illustrate the findings of an archaeological dig in 2016, which revealed the foundations of a medieval bloomery site that developed into a refinery forge.  A highly realistic computer-generated reconstruction was the centrepiece.  Commissioned by the Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership Scheme and the Lake District National Park Authority.

Well-designed and beautifully created display panels play a vital role in explaining the significance of remnants from a past way of life.  The Cunsey Forge panel, produced by Anna Gray, is a first-class example of this.

Colin Barr, Chair of Ruslands Horizon Partnership

Newbiggin Wells

Two interpretation panels describing the uses and traditions associated with Newbiggin’s unusual wells and watering troughs.

‘Anna’s input, not just about the graphic format of our project, but about its habitat and heritage aspects, made working with her especially productive.’

Alan Rich – Co-ordinator of Newbiggin Wells restoration project

Composting Panel

A colourful panel with a friendly feel describing the benefits and process of composting.

‘Anna managed our project with a real understanding of what we were aiming to achieve.  One cannot underestimate the benefits of working with someone who brings all the necessary skills together into one coordinated approach.’

Heather Tipler – Arts and Heritage Learning