Feb 01

The Wild Art Trail Thornden Woods

The Wildart Trail is an art & sensory experience on an all access path close to the car park on Thornden Wood Road, between Canterbury and Herne Bay, with space for blue badge holders and people with young children to park on the same side of the road as the trail.

Features on the trail include wildlife totem poles and woodpeckers, giant woven creatures and arches, insect homes and information posts. Children’s art, from workshops held in schools, has transformed posts and stumps around the trail.

Artists have used natural materials to create sustainable, non-invasive artwork which blends into the surroundings. The use of sustainable materials is essential on a Site of Special Scientific Interest and means that the artwork can evolve and change through the years; as pieces begin to decay, new artwork can be created and installed. Some of the artwork has been created through workshops held around the trail, giving people the opportunity to learn new skills.

In special enclosures in Thornden Woods you may come across the Highland Cattle and Konik ponies who play an important role in improving the woods for birds and wildlife.