A good walk: Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, Glos

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A good walk: Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, Glos

Christopher Somerville

Published at 12:01AM, March 14 2015

The Sculpture Trail in the heart of the Forest of Dean was a pioneering
project when it opened in 1986. The artists� brief was to respond to the
forest, an ancient mineral-rich woodland between the Wye and the Severn
whose atmosphere is full of latency and �otherness�.

Some of those initial works have been absorbed organically by the place; 20
remain, with more planned, strung out along a winding path � a giant
seatless chair on a hillock, charred boats in an old coal mine drain; a
whole oak tree felled, sawn and reconfigured into a neat Jenga-stye pile.
These artefacts

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