A new sculpture trail is now open at Leechpool and Owlbeech woods, in Horsham.
Volunteers from Horsham Green Gym and pupils from Forest and Millais secondary schools have worked alongside local artists to help Horsham District Council create a sculpture trail through part of the woods, adding a new dimension to this already popular countryside site.
The sculpure trail is part of the restoration of Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods project; delivered by Horsham District Council and one of 30 projects within the 3 year, £3.2 million Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme.
Forest and Millais schools are both very close to the woods and pupils from the schools regularly walk and socialise in the woods. Their involvement with this engaging new sculpture trail is an important first step in further developing their appreciation and sense of ownership for the woods.
Other work carried out at Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods as part of the Scheme includes habitat management, visitor research and interpretive information.
The project is being funded by the Weald Forest Ridge Landscape Partnership Scheme with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.