The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail was launched in 1993. The first of its kind to be established in Lancashire, which now includes over 20 permanent works of art. The Clitheroe trail travels through Brungerley Park and Cross Hill Quarry, a local nature reserve managed by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, only a mile from Clitheroe town centre. Selected artists have created unique artworks, working with local community groups, responding to the local environment and its rich heritage. Building a substantial body of work for visitors to enjoy.
The aim of the trail is to make art accessible to all. By creating a free cultural activity it encourages people to enjoy the park, explore the outdoors and keep fit whilst seeing the natural beauty of the area and its wildlife.
You pass through a variety of woodland and flower rich grassland. The old Cross Hill Quarry that last worked in the early 1900’s is now a wildlife haven. You’ll see dramatic views over the Forest of Bowland, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Ribble contributes significantly to the pleasure of walking the trail, bringing its own wildlife including kingfishers, herons, salmon, sandpipers, otters, bats and many more species of animals and birds. You may even see deer!