Forest of Dean set to get eight new sculptures this summer

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst could have eight new temporary sculptures from July 2021, if plans for its new trail are approved.

Eight new sculptures could be installed at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst Lodge near Coleford this summer.

Plans for a new, one-way art trail on the site of the existing sculpture trail, including eight new temporary sculptures, have been submitted to Forest of Dean Council.

Sculptures will include arms hugging trees; a poem on a metal cylinder; a badger shelter; shovel bugs fixed to trees; and an installation of hanging bottles, with the new sculptures available to see from July to October 2021 – if plans are approved.

The plans were submitted to the council after the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust was awarded a £27,550 grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund in April 2021.

The new trail is designed to be shorter and more family-friendly, to encourage more people to visit the attraction and help with its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information about the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, visit

By Chloe Gorman

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Friday 21 May 2021

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