The Ancient Forester Grizedale Visitor centre Cumbria
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 20.487 W 003° 01.413
30U E 498468 N 6021512
Quick Description: A very tall and imposing wood sculpture at the edge of the Grizedale Visitor Centre car park. Real metal axe head.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/23/2007 1:30:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM18GT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 297

Long Description:
The Ancient Forester II is made from different diameter limbs from a variety of trees. The art comes from the arrangement of these pieces. He was made by David Kemp in 1995, who said. "The Ancient Forester, a figure of great antiquity, lurks deep in the Gothic forests and wilderness between our ears. He represents an idealised image of man the hunter, the mystic, the guardian. He lives in responsible husbandry with nature."

There are many more sculptures throughout Grizedale forest. Some are part of a Geocache. Not all are wooden. This one is over 5 metres high with real metal axe head.
The car park is pay and display, and very busy at weekends and holidays. Twice a year there is motor car rally on the forest roads when the forest is closed. Grizedale Stages (visit link)
and Malcolm Wilson Rally (visit link)
Nearby cafe and gift shop.
Type of wood carving: Other

Other type:
an assemblage of natural wood spars.


Artist's Name: David Kemp

Approximate size/height: 5 metres

Type of wood: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the wooden carving.
"Visited" only remarks will not be accepted.
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