We have estimated that visitor numbers were well in excess of 20,000 for the 8 weeks that the trail was open. Over 60 visitors took part in willow dragon fly workshops during the jubillee celebration holiday, marking the opening of the trail, and approximately 40 visitors took part in a creative drop-in workshop making flags and messages of hope for the ‘message in a bottle’ installation. Another 42 visitors took part in our ‘find the tree people’ guided walk.
Walk the trail here in photographs and see some of the many visitor comments we have recieved ……
“Wonderful, such fun and very important messages too. Kids love it, especially spotting the Tree People!” – visitor comment.
“The horse is stupendous and quite beautiful! It also reminds me of the Narnia creation story illustration, where all the animals grow out of the earth. Its symbolic.” – visitor comment.
“Wonderful to experience sculpture in such a beautiful setting. Inspiring and thought provoking and my two year old grandchild loved looking for the tiny people” – visitor comment.
“What a fabulous opportunity to see these pieces placed in natural woodland. Very inspirational” – visitor comment.
“This was wonderful. Attempted on Sunday but far too busy. Had the woods to myself Monday evening. Gorgeous thanks” – visitor comment.
“We thoroughly enjoyed the sculpture trail and highly recommended friends and family to visit. We thought it was absolutely amazing!! Well done to everyone involved!!” – visitor comment.
“Wonderful seeing a very familiar site a fresh. Great for dealing with anxiety. Loved the variety and sensitivity to natural surroundings” – visitor comment.
“I have visited twice. What a wonderful idea, a walk through a gorgeous wood, filled with sculptures that told a message.The sculptors had done a fabulous job and loved the wood lice with smiley faces! All sorts of facts and messages on the trail pamphlet,well done everyone involved. ” – visitor comment.
“Would be great if the trail can last the whole of the summer holidays” – visitor comment.
This is worth a visit. We took our pre- teen grandchildren and they had a great time spotting the sculptures especially the small ceramic people perched on branches!
“Amazing trail, look above eye level, not to miss small peaple !” – visitor comment.
“That’s wonderful been round once but would like to go around again. We can now the time as been extended shame it’s not until August.” – visitor comment
“Had a lovely visit today – wonderful sculptures.” – visitor comment.
“Well done to all for all the amazing work ” – visitor comment.
“It’s brilliant we have been twice and will probably go again thank you.x” – visitor comment.
“Well done! My first visit was on Monday but I failed to spot many tree people! Tony must hidden them well! We didn’t find Holly either even though I was sure the dog would spot her! He was totally taken in by the swans and gave them a look as if he expected them to hiss at any moment.” – visitor comment.
“We have been 3 times now it’s lovely the grandchildren only found 51 tree people but I do think that was good for a 4 & 7 year old.When will we be able to purchase one please or 2 !!” – visitor comment.
“I loved all of it. Couldn’t wait till July, needed to see it as soon as possible. Hope you get chance to have it for 2023. Told my friends all about it ” – visitor comment.
“Can I just say thank you very much to you and your team for organising it. It’s such a lovely thing & myself & my family have loved seeing all the sculptures back in the woods again. Well done!” – visitor comment.
“Fabulous day out – the grandchildren had such fun looking for the little men – took us about 2.5hrs to get round- very educational as well – we allLoved it.” – visitor comment.
“Loved this fantastic and thank you to all involved ” – visitor comment.
“It does look amazing !!! xx” – visitor comments.
“Can it not stay until winter, many people still want to see it.” – visitor comment.
“I visited with a friend today, and what a great time we had. The free entry makes it accesible for all, adults, children and dogs can enjoy the trail. It gives out good messages to all ages,or just makes for a pleasant walk under the gorgeous trees. I would love to have the opportunity to buy a little man or a long tailed tit, it would be a chance to put a little money back into the pot. Thank you for a lovely day .” – visitor comment.
“Took our two granddaughters lots of fun looking for the clay men in the trees & the sculpturesWell worth a visit.” – visitor comment.
“We went today, well done it was amazing!” – visitor comment.
“It’s brilliant really hope you do more things like this ” – visitor comment.
“We loved it, thank you” – visitor comment.