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Lower Kingcombe - Cast Fawn by Jonathan Fry

Creative Footsteps

Local poet James Crowden has walked the Wessex Ridgeway and reflects some of its history, geography and natural history in his poems. Poignant verse from these poems has been integrated into 10 specially commissioned sculptures and installations by local artists.

The sculptures can be seen at Ashmore, Ringmoor, Melcombe Horsey, Minterne Parva, Maiden Newton, Kingcombe Centre, Beaminster, Pilsdon Pen and Lyme Regis. In addition, dotted along the trail is a series of log boxes containing poems written by schoolchildren and participants of writing workshops led by James Crowden.

A soundscape by David Rogers featuring sounds recorded along the Dorset section of the Wessex Ridgeway is available as a CD ROM within the Creative Footsteps guide. The Soundscape file is a large file and may take a couple of minutes to download.

The Creative Footsteps publication featuring information on the commissioned sculptures, photographs by Catherine Batten and poems by James Crowden is available from Artsreach (opens in a new window).

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