Robinswood Hill sculpture trail

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170 year old oak tree which fell in 2019. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Robinswood Hill Country Park Sculpture Trail, Gloucester

A 170-year-old oak tree in Robinswood Hill Country Park, which fell in 2019, has been turned into a new sculpture trail.

The tree trunk was cut into sections and carved by Andy O’Neill of Wildwood Carving into 10 new sculptures, including the stump of the oak tree, which have now become the Wild Explorer Trail, on the lower slopes of the hill. Each sculpture represents a part of the story of Robinswood Hill, with a QR code to scan for more information.

Future events at Robinswood in April include the Easter Festival on April 14, and the Gloucester Green Games on April 19, part of Wilder Gloucester Spring Festival. Visit Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's website for more information: gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/events 

Grant Sibrick, Maisie Kitson and Sarah Settar.

Grant Sibrick, Maisie Kitson and Sarah Settar. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Dana Bracey with Eva and Theo.

Dana Bracey with Eva and Theo. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Dana Bracey with Eva and Theo.

Dana Bracey with Eva and Theo. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Andy and Chrizi Shapcott with Aurora.

Andy and Chrizi Shapcott with Aurora. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Kate Butler and Jerome Canty with their baby Cora.

Kate Butler and Jerome Canty with their baby Cora. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Nicky Simpson, Head of Engagement and Learning for
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, sitting on one o

Nicky Simpson, Head of Engagement and Learning for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, sitting on one of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170 year old oak tree which fell in 2019. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170 year old oak tree which fell in 2019. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170 year old oak tree which fell in 2019. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170 year old oak tree which fell in 2019, is the tree stump itself, left where it once stood. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170 year old oak tree which fell in 2019, is the tree stump itself, left where it once stood. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Gavin and Zoe White, with Freya and Elsie.

Gavin and Zoe White, with Freya and Elsie. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Kim and Chris Beattie, with Isaac and Noah.

Kim and Chris Beattie, with Isaac and Noah. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Allysia and Abby Morrison.

Allysia and Abby Morrison. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

One of the messages about Robinswood Hill, part of an exhibition when the Wild Explorer Trail was la

One of the messages about Robinswood Hill, part of an exhibition when the Wild Explorer Trail was launched. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170

One of the 10 new sculptures by Andy O'Neill of Wildwood Carving, all carved from sections of a 170 year old oak tree which fell in 2019. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

One of the messages about Robinswood Hill, part of an exhibition when the Wild Explorer Trail was la

One of the messages about Robinswood Hill, part of an exhibition when the Wild Explorer Trail was launched. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

One of the messages about Robinswood Hill, part of an exhibition when the Wild Explorer Trail was la

One of the messages about Robinswood Hill, part of an exhibition when the Wild Explorer Trail was launched. - Credit: Thousand Word Media