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Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail was launched in 1993. The first of its kind to be established in Lancashire, which now includes over 20 permanent works of art. The trail travels through Brungerley Park and Cross Hill Quarry, a local nature reserve managed by the Lancashire Wildlife trust, only a mile from Clitheroe town centre.

Selected artists have created unique artworks, working with local community groups, responding to the local environment and its rich heritage. Building a substantial body of work for visitors to enjoy.

The aim of the trail is to make art accessible to all. By creating a free cultural activity it encourages people to enjoy the park, explore the outdoors and keep fit whilst seeing the natural beauty of the area and its wildlife.

You pass through a variety of woodland and flower rich grassland. The old Cross Hill Quarry that last worked in the early 1900's is now a wildlife haven. You'll see dramatic views over the Forest of Bowland, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Ribble contributes significantly to the pleasure of walking the trail, bringing its own wildlife including kingfishers, herons, salmon, sandpipers, otters, bats and many more species of animals and birds. You may even see deer!

Featuring works of artists:

Thompson Dagnall - Two Heads, Footprints

Louise Worrell - Wildlife

David Halford - As The Crow Flies

Paul Smith - Mosaic Way Markers

Helen Calaghan - The Cook House

David Appleyard - Ivy, Butterflies and Brook

Clare Bigger - Sika Deer

Matthew Roby - The Ribble King

Fiona Bowley - Otter

Julie Ann Seaman - Fish Mobile

Halima Cassell - Common Comfrey, Fir Cone, Great Burnet, Thistle, Lords & Ladies, Alder Cone

Ribble Valley Stonemasonry - Tawny Owl Seat

 

Film produced by Ribble Valley Borough Council and Tom Pope of Tepee Creative. The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail leaflet is available at ribblevalley.gov.uk

For more information download the Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail leaflet or contact Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre on 01200 425566, platform.gallery@ribblevalley.gov.uk

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