Southwold Town Council have successfully completed the Town Trail project, as part of a grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in association with the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) under their Growth programme.
The Town Trail includes:
4 wooden sculptures including; A Marsh Harrier, often seen near Southwold Town Marshes and Common. A Sanderling (or Sandpiper) a small local shorebird. A model Yacht, synonymous with Southwold’s Model Yacht regattas, and a salt pot, depicting the salt works, an industrious trade in Southwold from at least 1660 to the late 1700’s. Other installations as part of the grant include 6 sky watching seats. The sculptures and seats were produced by wood carver, Luke Chapman, based near Aylsham, Norwich. The timbers used for the carvings came from a locally sourced Nelson Oak tree (named after Admiral Lord Nelson) and a Wellingtonia Tree (Giant Redwood) recently struck by lightning which required felling, both sustainably sourced from a private Estate in Norfolk.
14 Town Trail signs and 5 tri-bracket signs depicting the heritage of Southwold. The signs were supplied by Nature Sign Design.
Enabling works carried out by Spring Cottage Landscaping.
Project Management and content development by JM Environmental Ltd.