Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Newport, Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight Troll Trail runs from the outskirts of Newport (the Isle of Wight’s main town) to the quaint village of Merstone along the old railway track bed. Along the route, created in partnership with Gift to Nature, you will find a number of art installations, many of which are influenced by the wildlife from the surrounding areas.
Some of the sculptures and artwork are very subtle, so you will have to keep your eyes peeled to spot them all. The wildlife in the area is thriving thanks to the overall project, making for some delightful spots to sit down and picnic on some of the specially commissioned benches along the route.
Of course the stars of the show for the kids are the trolls, who lurk here and there along the trail. Just remember to listen out for billy goats trip-trapping across the old railway bridges.

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