This winter, there isn’t going to be as much on in terms of festive activities – but one of the best activities that you can enjoy is a winter walk in the woods, and that is still something that you can do! Wrap up warm – go to Shamrock gift for aran sweaters, and head down to the sculpture trail at Beechenhurst in the beautiful Forest of Dean to see your own winter wonderland….
The trail was started in 1986, and many artists created sculptures to be placed in parts of these beautiful woodlands. Whilst you walk through the woods and enjoy the natural beauty, the sculptures can be found placed in amongst the trees.
As you explore, you will come across some beautiful works of art such as Cathedral – a huge stained glass window, hung from the trees that you can walk underneath, as well as Iron Road – incorporating a former railway line that was already in place from the forest’s mining past, the twenty sleepers have images of the local forest area carved into them.
House is another sculpture you will see on the trail – designed to look like the mineshafts that were the main industry in the forest in bygone days, as well as house – showing that the forest for many people and animals alike, is home.
This is a great way to keep the children active as well, as kids will love running around looking for the sculptures, and the trail isn’t a difficult one so is suitable for most people.