Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The Sculpture Trail, Forest of Dean

We used to live in the Forest of Dean from 1994-2002. We did make the most of woodland walks, activities and facilities while the children were growing up and we love to revisit when we're in the area.

One of our favourite areas when the kids were small was Beechenhurst and the Sculpture Trail. Unfortunately the kids weren't too intereseted in walking around the trail, prefer the play areas and cafe instead, so on our last trip Peter and I decided to walk the whole route. Sadly there are very few sculptures left, so we gave up looking for them and concentrated on the walk and foraging for chestnuts, that were falling with speed from great heights, meaning we spent most of our time looking up at the sky to avoid injury.

It was a bright sunny autumnal day and crunchy underfoot.










12 comments:

  1. My sister and her husband have recently returned from a holiday in the forest of Dean, she told me that it was beautiful #keepingitreal@_karendennis

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    1. it is a stunning place to visit, especially in autumn

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  2. What a lovely place for a walk. Places like that always look so beautiful at this time of year x #PoCoLo

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    1. autumn is my favourite time to visit

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  3. Sounds like a perfect day! #pocolo
    Tracy www.viewfromthebeachchair.com

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  4. What a wonderful place to spend the day. Very nice. Thanks for sharing. #PoCoLo

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  5. Hi Suzanne, it's a shame the sculptures on the trail were maintained, it could have inspired a child to become a sculpture. Walking where chestnuts are falling from a great hieght sounds perilous, you could have found yourself in a Chicken Little situation!

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal

    xx

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    1. i think a lot of the sculptures were designed to return to nature, it's just a shame they didn't add more as the years went on

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  6. Love the wellies, and looks a great walk. Shame about the sculptures but good work dodging the chestnuts. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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    1. the chestnut dodging was an activity and a half

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