The Sculpture Trail
forest of dean, England
The Sculpture Trail forest of dean Reviews
A lovely forest walk Jul 13, 2013
The Forest of Dean is situated not far from Gloucester, on the English/Welsh border. There are many fine walks and attractions throughout the forest and it is a popular destination for city dwellers at the weekend and holidays.
The sculpture trail starts at Beechenhurst Lodge, not far from Speech House, off the B4226. The lodge has car parking, a picnic area, cafe and toilets. Maps of the trail can be purchased here, but the route is very simple to follow (marked by blue arrows)and is easily negotiatated with a pushchair/wheelchair.
This walk is about 3.5 miles (5 KM) in length, along easy forest paths and stretches of old railway line. Punctuated along the route are numerous sculptures relating to the life and history of the forest. For example it used to be a mining area and several sculptures reflect this.
The walk alone is lovely, especially in spring and early summer when there is a profusion of wild flowers and the forest is clothed in multi-shades of green.
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