White Horse Wood Country Park
Detling Hill, Kent
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From the M20 exit at Junction 7. From the M2 exit at Junction 5. Parking is available (bring change for the parking meters).
The Country Park is a 35 minute walk from Bearstead Station, the most direct route is 1.5 miles along Thurnham lane.
White Horse Wood is located on the edge of many famous walking routes in Kent including the North Downs Way and the Pilgrims Way. See the National Trails website for details.
These monolithic sculptural works by the internationally renowned artists was both a celebration of ash trees and memorial to the devastating effects of ash dieback on the most common tree in the Kent Downs. White Horse Wood Country Park is free to visit and open to the public.
“The sound of the trees suffering is audible. But we need to develop new organs of perception so that we can hear this sound in the world, recognise what it means and shape new social forms that do not continue this great suffering of all nature.” (From a discussion with Beuys in 1980)
The artists undertook a substantial research and development project as part of this work, connecting to scientists, researchers, craftspeople and thinkers to create a new work that responds to the loss of ash across the globe.