CULBONE WOOD

Click through the gallery below to discover five artists’ responses to a dramatic wooded coast with rare Whitebeam trees

Culbone Wood (Exmoor National Park) is part of the longest unbroken stretch of coastal woodland in the country. Its setting next to the sea is a geologically unstable and sometimes hostile natural environment. Evidence is plentiful of attempts to harness the land. There are ancient stub-pollards from medieval wood-pasture, coppice stools and charcoal platforms from an early industrial revolution, and lime kilns that supplied a cross-channel trade. There is also a partially-designed picturesque landscape, created to express a romanticised view of the world.





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