Forest of Dean
24.01.2016 - 24.01.2016 12 °C
We all felt like a good walk today, so headed towards Wales to check out the sculpture walk in the Forest of Dean in west Gloucestershire on the Welsh border.
It was an overcast day, but the powers that be said it wasn’t going to rain so we took them at their word. Two and a half hours later, lots of mud and leaves, stream crossings and sculpture picture taking we returned to the car just as the first drops of rain started to fall. Good timing that! Sarah reckons we covered about 7kms.
There were a couple of memorable sculptures on the walk – the first was the ‘Iron Road’ which was a length of railway sleepers that had been individually carved to represent an aspect of the forest. Train lines used to run through the forest carrying coal and iron ore.
Another beauty was the ‘Cathedral’ piece. This initially reminds you of a church, but the detail is all about the forest life – wonderful to see in it hanging from the trees.
Another one was called 'Echo' and reflected the bank behind - love to know how it was done.
Sarah and I cooked dinner tonight for Bill and Hazel (Oli’s grandparents). It was great to have a home cooked meal after all the restaurant ones we’ve been having lately – good as they are, there’s still something about home cooking. An early night for us tonight!