You’ll find a large mosaic of a tree in Hibbert Brow Wood,
beside Brookledge Lane, Adlington!
celebrate the Bridgend Centre's new Tree
Walk book, Lynn Knowling, a Bollington based artist and
designer, has created a mosaic artwork on a piece of recycled
slate, which has been mounted on a substantial chunk of
old railway sleeper by the men of the Bridgend. To find
it just walk for a few minutes down the little path in
the wood next to the junction of Roundy Lane and Brookledge
Lane in Adlington, just before the school.
As we all know, for the past 11 years the Bridgend Centre
has been creating and guiding walks around Bollington and
surrounding areas, enjoyed by thousands of walkers weekly
and during walking festivals (next Walking Festival will
be 21- 30 October 2011)
The new book, "See the Wood and the Trees!",
contains information on trees, weird and wonderful tree
facts, maps and directions for each section of the nature
trail. It is a 13½ mile circular walk, which is made up
of four sections. Each section is a walk in its own right
and by combining the different sections in a variety of
ways, you have the potential to create at least 14 different
walks, all starting and finishing at the Bridgend Centre
and that's without doing any in reverse! Lengths of walks
vary from 3½ miles to 14 miles around Bollington, Rainow,
Pott Shrigley and Adlington and all are moderate, some
with hill climbs. As well as the mosaic, there are many
more features to be found around the Trail.
has a degree in 3D Art and Design from MMU and has been
making mosaics for some years now as well as designing
and making furniture and ceramics and restoring antiques.
This mosaic is of a stylised oak tree with other symbols
incorporated in the design such as acorns, an ammonite
fossil and a pick and shovel denoting the history of mining
and quarrying locally. Commissions undertaken. Contact
Lynn on 07766 020612 or email.
The new walk booklet can be bought for £4.95 from the
Centre (Mon-Thurs and Sat). More information: 01625-576311, web