The First Treefold is Here!

Grizedale Forest’s latest sculpture is now in place, and it’s the first of three treefolds being created as a legacy of The Long View and one of the Charter Art Residencies to mark the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People. From a pile of stones to a thing of beauty … in just one week. Read More

The Long View Exhibition

The Long View exhibition is at Grizedale Forest June 21st – August 31st 2017. Trees, The Lake District, Walking, Photography, Poetry … a celebration of all of these and an invitation to pause and reflect.
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Taking the Long View in the Troutbeck Valley

I’ve just seen a blackcap fly out of the tree, wander around the grass by the trunk, then fly onto a rock in the beck. White belly, dust brown back and wings, and a black cap to top off its white face. A dipper flew by earlier and now a pair of ducks – mallards – has… Read More

Rising Above the White Noise : Blue at the Langstrath Birch

There was nothing but white noise. I was standing in the centre of it, shaking from the adrenalin that surged through me with the fear of slipping as I jumped from one wet rock to another, trying to keep myself steady while holding a 44-metre spread of sixty words that were weighty with water. At… Read More

Oak Coppicing: the trees just keep coming

This is what the Japanese might call forest bathing. I am standing in the centre of a natural quadraphonic sound system with birdsong coming from all directions, and the gentle tumble of a river as their undertone. The air is still and sun is streaming in through the leafless oaks. Oaks in their hundreds. I’m… Read More