Follow the Shipwrights Way sculpture trail

Bentley near Farnham to Portsmouth, Hampshire

Walk or cycle through beautiful English countryside along the Shipwrights Way, where sculptures tell stories of Hampshire’s history and culture.

A long-distance trail for walkers, cyclists and, wherever possible, horse riders and people with disabilities, the 50-mile Shipwrights Way runs from Alice Holt Forest near Farnham and across the South Downs to the sea.

Twenty beautiful sculptures, fine examples of public art, tell the story of the area. There is a soldier’s rucksack and helmet on the historic military railway at Liss, a sheep at Queen Elizabeth Country Park and books representing the area’s literary heritage.

Some of the sculptures are also of wildlife you may see, including a butterfly, a deer and brown trout by the River Rother.

The route is through exceptionally beautiful countryside, along country lanes and paths, through villages and small towns. Rail stations along the route provide easy access so you can start your cultural holiday at any point you fancy.

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