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Sculpture Trail

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  • 06-02-2018
Sculpture Trail

Forest Of Dean Sculpture Trail

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail has a barbecue site and a children's' play area. It was developed by the sculptor Andy Frost.

Andy Frost took ideas from the history of Dean as a functioning forest. These supply the play furniture adjacent to Beechenhurst Lodge. His sculptures give a promoting experience for youngsters as much as 12 years old.

Different play structures stand for elements of lumber production. Youngsters could climb over an oak tree, an old wood ship, a man and steed leading an old cartload of logs. You can find woodmen with a crosscut saw, the contemporary lumberjack with a chainsaw.

The sculptures on this route are influenced by the woodland - its trees, wild animals and industrial past.

Since 1984 The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust has elevated funds. These are to commission musicians to commemorate and assist us value and understand the life of the woodland.

The Sculpture Trust works in collaboration with the Forestry Commission. This preserves the sculptures and route.

The sculptures are mostly constructed from natural products from the Dean - timber, rock and iron. They are interspersed along the trail through marvellous oaks and towering Scots evergreen.

Developed in 1986, this four-mile long Sculpture Trail was one of the very first to open in the UK. The Trail features sculptures produced by artists. These interpret the Forest environment and the background of this unusual landscape. 

It supplies a special chance to walk through the woodlands and find art in the process. Perfect for all ages and abilities, you don't need to understand art to enjoy what you see.

The sculptures are mounted within the woodland. These motivate you to seek them out. The trailmarkers with purple arrows will guide you. However, if you want to make life less complicated on your own, get a map from the coffee shop at Beechenhurst Lodge.