You may be sad to hear we have had to remove the sculptures along our ‘Route to Health’ walk.
Some of these sculptures have now been on site for well over 10 years, so have reached the end of their lifecycle, meaning they have become rotten and have the possibility of being unsafe, therefore we are removing them before this happens. We know these sculptures are well loved by visitors to the site, which is why we are in the process of having new sculptures installed. These are currently scheduled to arrive on site from 2016.
In the meantime, you can still look out for the Gruffalo, Fairy Trees, Three Bears Chairs and the Hare along our Superworm activity trail!
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsRachael, 14/Jun/2015
I found this trail by chance on a visit to the area and absolutely loved it! A fantastic resource and one that really inspired me. I enjoyed lying down and looking up at the tree tops; it was magical and thank you so much for providing this excellent trail!
5 StarsAnonymous, 4/Jan/2014
Such a fabulous place to go with the family for a day out on the fresh air, loads to see and do and plenty to keep the children intrigued on the walk. The fairy woods and houses are a particular favourite door my 3!
1 Stardavid halpin, 5/Oct/2013
can you tell me please. I use a wheelchair that needs to be pushed by my wife we are both in our 60s will we be able to use any part of the forest trails David
Forestry Commission Response
Hi Dave, The Route to Health community arts trail is a short gentle walk close to Birches Valley. The trail is flat and well surfaced. There are a number of benches and seat as rest stops.