A breath-taking new sit-spot
Published: 12 May 2017
A breath-taking new sit-spot has been unveiled on the Sharpham Estate, enabling walkers, cyclists, thinkers and ponderers to rest and, perhaps, meditate.
An amazing-looking bench, made from a giant green oak log from the Estate, has been installed along the Carriage Drive - the foot and cycle path that runs from Totnes to Sharpham.
The bench is the result of several weeks' work by Peter Lanyon, Sharpham artist-in-residence 2017, along with a team of volunteers who enabled the project to come to such happy fruition.
The striking new bench has eight seats and faces south, down the River Dart valley. People sat on the bench will be able to ponder on an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, rest and enjoy the stunning views on the land and the river.
The project involved 12 volunteers and Peter and began in February this year. The bench was installed on May 12, 2017 and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
See the video of the whole process right here:
See pictures of the project below.