Visitors help design totem art for park
VISITORS to Ryton Pools Country Park helped design a stunning woodland totem sculpture.
Members of the public were given a display of chainsaw art by sculptor Lorraine Botterill over half term and were then asked to help design a new piece of art.
The commission is part of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s plan to improve the visitor experience to some of the county’s best ancient woodlands – including Ryton Wood, Bubbenhall Wood and Wappenbury Wood.
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the lead partner for the National Lottery- funded Princethorpe Woodlands Living Landscape scheme, and the project at Ryton Pools is in close liaison with Warwickshire County Council’s country park team.
Anna Jennings, Princethorpe Woodlands community engagement officer, said: “We are really excited to have members of the public contribute ideas to the design of the new woodland sculpture.
“This is a great opportunity to really improve the experience people have as they visit these wildlife- rich sites.”
Work has begun to improve footpaths, way- marking and interpretation – all to help guide visitors to the country park around