- Last Updated: Saturday, 11 September 2021 19:33
- Written by GRAHAM BROOKS
Over the years especially in the 1980s and 90s there was a drive to put sculptures usually made of stone in the environment. These usually had themes and trials etc. were produced to take people round them. Some examples are the sheep and pinfolds in Cumbria that were restored had sculpture built into them by Andy Goldsworthy. He also did the Arches in southern Scotland. (LINK).
EDEN BENCH MARKS.
Another series of sculptures is a series of Bench Marks allong the course of the River Eden in Cumbria.
This sculpture is high on the side of Mallerstang at near the source of the River Eden.
Bench at Appleby.
On bank of Eden just outside Edenhall.
A large stone carved to show the discarded items of a walker. In Coombs Wood, Armathwaite, high above the river Eden.
Stone carved bench on river side at Wetheral.
The final seat on the river bank at Rockcliffe.
The Ulswater way is a marked path that circumnavigates the lake of Ulswater in the Lake District.
A series of modern sculptures have been erected around the route.
THE WAINWRIGHT SITTING STONE.
A Wainwright wrote 'Ulswater is the loveliest of lakes curving gracefully into the far distance'. This is carved into the stone allong with the outline of the lake.
By Jimmy Reynolds
Another sculpture marking a source of a river, the South Tyne at NY 753 352