Guide available for willow sculpture trail on Holy Island

A trail guide to the new willow sculptures on Holy Island can be found online now with physical copies available shortly.

Monday, 11th September 2017, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:03 am

As previously reported, a series of eight larger-than-life willow sculptures have taken up residence on points around the Lindisfarne Nature Trail.

The sculptures were created by local artist and willow sculptor Anna Turnbull with help from 40 volunteers. They depict key species of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, including Brent geese in flight, two female eider ducks and their chicks, and a flowering Lindisfarne helleborine orchid.

A willow short-eared owl on the Lindisfarne nature trail.

Physical copies of the sculpture trail guide will be available from the Lindisfarne Heritage Centre, Holy Island Post Office, Berwick and Alnwick Visitor Information Centres from Saturday or it can be found online at, who is based at Biteabout near Lowick, said: “The idea of the willow sculpture trail was to get people out into the landscape. The nature tTrail is a short walk that takes in a variety of different habitats and only takes about an hour-and-a-half to complete.

“We want people to walk to the castle, but then keep going to experience more. The sculptures will be in situ for the warmer months of the year, when Holy Island is at its busiest.”

The sculptures will be in situ until the end of October then re-erected in the spring.

A willow short-eared owl on the Lindisfarne nature trail.