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Magical sculptures coming to Carsington Water soon!

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Andrew Frost carvingAndrew Frost carving

It’s not long now until a fantastical fairy tale art trail will be unveiled at Carsington Water

Local chainsaw artist Andrew Frost has been working hard to create spectacular pieces for a new Sculpture and Educational Trail for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and Severn Trent Water at Carsington Water Visitor Centre. The experience will consist of a main trail of eight stops, and a children’s fairy tale trail with eight sculpture stations. Each stop or station is designed to appeal to a different learning style, and encourage Carsington’s million or so annual visitors as possible to engage interactively and personally with nature and learn more about the local landscape.

Project manager Diane Gould said “We wanted to create something interactive, inclusive and accessible, to excite everyone and encourage them to explore further afield. We hope people will get involved, hunt the sculptures, take pictures and share them with us on social media.”
Kaite Crowther, Senior Marketing Officer at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust went to meet Andy while he was working on part of the trail. She said “He carved a gorgeous fairy house with a chainsaw whilst I was there – it was so exciting! Watch our social media pages to see Andy in action and get a sneak preview of some of the sculptures”.

The Sculpture and Educational trail has been funded by a grant worth more than £20,000 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund through the Derbyshire Environmental Trust; a fund which helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across Derbyshire.

The trail is expected to open in May 2018.