Discover two brand new sculpture trails at Severn Trent’s Carsington Water

Monday 11 June

Two brand new sculpture trails have opened at Carsington Water featuring 14 new sculptures for friends and families to discover together.

The sculptures are separated into two trails – an Education Trail which includes eight large interactive sculptures around the edge of the reservoir and a shorter Hob’s Trail featuring mythological characters designed for children to discover on a shorter three-mile route.

John Matkin, Severn Trent’s site supervisor at Carsington Water, explains: “We’re really excited to be hosting these two new sculpture trails and we’re already seeing visitors having great fun exploring them both.

“The sculptures have been put in place to celebrate our education partnership with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust here at Carsington.

“The trails offer yet another activity for visitors to take part in and we’re looking forward to seeing people discovering these fantastic sculptures throughout the summer.”

The sculpture trails have been funded by a grant worth more than £20,000 from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund through the Derbyshire Environmental Trust, a fund which helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the county.

The education trail has a learning theme and each sculpture is designed to appeal to a different learning style.  The Hob’s trail includes an activity booklet to accompany it and features Hob itself and other mythical creatures to encourage children to play and explore.

As well as exploring the sculpture trails, visitors to Carsington Water can walk, run or cycle around the reservoir, or, if they prefer, get out on the water and take part in sailing or fishing.The centre also has a restaurant and shops, with plenty of areas to have a picnic too.

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