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The Arts

The forest has long been valued as an inspirational place, so why not come back to the forest to see the work it has inspired?

THE CATHEDRAL. SCULPTURE BY KEVIN ATHERTON. FOREST OF DEANBeechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Follow the Sculpture Trail, which since 1984 has been maintained by the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust to celebrate the life of the forest.




Family 'ArtPlay' workshop, run by CCANW. Haldon Forest Park, Peninsula FDCentre for Contemporary Art & the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Devon

Based in Haldon Forest Park since April 2006, CCANW is an educational charity aimed at increasing our awareness and understanding of the urgent environmental, scientific and social issues involved in our changing relationship to nature through an integrated programme of accessible exhibitions, artist-led projects and educational activities across the art forms.


Festival of the tree. Westonbirt ArboretumWestonbirt, The National Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Exhibitions, craft workshops and concerts held throughout the year. Their annual event Festival of the Tree includes 'Sculptree', a giant tree sculpture event, as well as craft demonstrations and plenty of examples to buy and take home with you.

What's of interest

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.