A SCULPTURE trail in Ribble Valley is set to be the subject of a new short film.

The Ribble Valley sculpture trail is a one and a half mile stretch of woodland and flower-rich grassland is located between Brungerley Park and Cross Hill quarry in Clitheroe.

The trail, described on TripAdvisor as a 'little gem', will be the feature of a new short film produced by Tom Pope of Tepee Creative in collaboration with Ribble Valley Borough Council.

The council's arts development officer, Katherine Rodgers, said: "The aim of the sculpture trail was to make art accessible and create a free cultural activity that encouraged people to enjoy Brungerley Park, explore the outdoors and keep fit, and engage with the natural beauty of the area and its wildlife.

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"The trail now features the work of several artists, who have gone on to enjoy international careers and critical acclaim, and attracts vistors from far and wide.

"Now, partly due to the pandemic, people are enjoying the outdoors more than ever and we have made this film to raise awareness about this fabulous trail for residents and visitors to enjoy in a stunning riverside setting."

The trail offers dramatic views of the Forest of Bowland where you can regularly spot kingfishers, herons, salmon, sandpipers, otters and bats.

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Studies show that 57 per cent of people now go on more walks or walk for longer than they did before the pandemic.

With continuing uncertainty around international travel, Ribble Valley has found itself at the centre of a staycation boom, with much of the borough's accommodation already booked for the summer.

The Ribble Valley sculpture trail film can be viewed at ribblevalley.gov.uk and Ribble Valley Borough Council's YouTube channel.