Grandfather Oak and the Curious Forest at Dalby Forest

Grandfather Oak and the Curious Forest by Steve Iredale, 2013

Grandfather Oak and the Curious Forest are a series of wooden sculptures carved by Steve Iredale in collaboration with local school children. Grandfather Oak, Granny Rosalie, Douglas Fir, Scot Pine, Cedric Atlantis, Witch Hazel and Willow Salix are the characters inspired by the plants and trees in the forest. These chainsaw sculptures are amongst the play area and encourage children to imagine their own stories whilst playing in and exploring the forest.

Location and Visitor Information

How to find Grandfather Oak and the Curious Forest

The sculptures are located throughout the play area and walking path adjacent to the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre.

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Artist Biography

Steve Iredale is a chainsaw sculptor based in the coastal village of Staithes in the North York Moors. His large scale wooden carvings range from wildlife to figures and memorials which can be seen across the country.

Useful Information

Dalby Forest, Dalby Forest Visitors Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering, YO18 7LT
Open every day, the sculpture is outdoors and wheelchair accessible.
Nearest parking is at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre
Nearest trail: Sneverdale Rigg Trail
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Art Map reference: Number 4