Sculptures in Wickersley Wood

The wonderful wooden Sculptures in Wickersley Wood

The initial sculptures were grant funded but since then the Parish Council have made an annual investment to provide additional sculptures. These provide great interest and focal points around the award winning Wickersley Wood by addition of wooden sculptures!

Currently there are seven sculptures - images below - Welcome Sign, Squirrel; Woodpecker; Fox; Badger bench; Storyteller's Chair with the Owl on the reverse and the Hares.

Lorraine Botterill, Sculptor from Stocksbridge, created the Welcome sign, Hares, Fox, Storyteller's chair and Badger bench

Karl Barker at Yorkshire Carving based in North Yorkshire, created the Woodpecker and Squirrel

The Parish Council also funds and organises ongoing conservation measures in the wood. The work in Spring 2020 was not without its difficulties given the heavy rainfall and the Covid-19 delay in completing the remedial work.

Wickersley Wood is also where the annual Parish Easter Hunt takes place – with a different theme each year – but always taking place at 12noon on Easter Saturday entering the wood from the entrance on Wood Lane.

Welcome to Wickersley Wood

'Welcome to Wickersley Wood'

Close up of the owl on the Welcome sign

Entry owl slightly hidden

Squirrel

Squirrel

Close up of the squirrel with acorn

Another close up of the squirrel

The Woodpecker

Close up of the Woodpecker

The Woodpecker from a distance

Close up of the Woodpecker

Fox cub

Fox cub

The Badger Bench

The Badger bench from the front

The back of the Badger Bench - look closely for the bats!

Close up of the Bats on the Badger Bench

The Storytellers Chair

The Storytellers Chair from the front

The back of the Storytellers Chair

Close up of the owl on the back of the Storytellers Chair

Hares

Hares under the moon

Last updated: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 22:06