Unveiling of 'walking statue'

By in Arts

BBC Countryfile’s John Craven is unveiling a new statue called “The Walker” in Lynmouth on Monday (May 8).

It was commissioned to mark the end of the Coleridge Way long-distance walking route, and also indicates the closing stage of the Two Moors Way as well as pinpointing where both walks intersect with the South West Coast Path.

Designed and constructed by local craftsman Richard Graham, the statue on the Esplanade has been made from reinforced marine quality stainless steel wire and shows a larger-than-life walker stretching out his hand in greeting. 

The project was led by the Lyn Community Development Trust, and among those who have endorsed and helped towards the cost is Exmoor National Park Authority.

“It’s exciting to have this iconic statue on the seafront at Lynmouth,” said Visit Exmoor development manager Jennette Baxter.

“It’s position at the conjunction of three great long distance trails celebrates the sheer choice of walks available in the area and highlights Exmoor as the place to go for a great walking experience.”