Chalk Stones Trail

Hill Barn © Janine Forbes
Fields of Wheat, Chilgrove © Andrew Smith
Towards West Dean © Chris Gunns

A two to three hour walk through the heart of the South Downs following a trail of 13 Chalk Stone sculptures, by artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Andy Goldsworthy is an internationally famous British artist who creates sculptures made from natural materials.

As an environmental artist, Andy works with the materials to hand in the chosen locations for his sculptures. In this case he has chosen to work with the chalk from the South Downs, a material which originates from the skeletal remains of marine creatures deposited between 70 and 100 million years ago in the warm sea which covered most of Southern England at that time.

Sussex Cottages

Beautiful Sussex holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation perfectly located for walking and cycling the trails of this unique county

Readers' Comments

  • Wed 11 Mar 2015, 13:46
    Mike White

    I tried walking the trail the wrong way round, and lost in the woods after about nine stones. When I did it the right way round it was easier, and I found fourteen, not thirteen stones. Plus the one in front of West Dean College makes fifteen. My photographs are on Facebook.