Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:4.5 miles
Trail is currently openshort cuts are waymarked
Since 1984 The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust has raised funds to commission artists to celebrate and help us appreciate and understand the life of the forest.
The Sculpture Trust works in partnership with the Forestry Commission which maintains the sculptures and trail.
The sculptures are inspired by the forest - its trees, wildlife and industrial past.
They are mostly constructed from natural material from the Dean - wood, stone and iron. The sculptures are interspersed along the trail through majestic oaks and towering Scots pine trees
A Sculpture Trail leaflet, containing details of the sculptures for £1, is available at Beechenhurst Lodge from Forest of Dean Adventure.
Melissa's Swing (1986) and Observatory (1988) have been decommissioned and are no longer on the trail. The Forestry Commission, in partnership with the Sculpture Trust, are currently working together to look at new installations for the trail.
Some of the Sculptures can be accessed with a power assisted wheelchair, please ring the the Forestry Comission, Tel 0300 067 4800, or e-mail using the link provided for further access information.