Andy Goldsworthy's Chalk Stones
Facilities and additional information
A five mile (8 km), two to three hour walk through the heart of the South Downs, following a trail of 13 Chalk Stone sculptures by the artist, Andy Goldsworthy.
Additional informationThe Chalk Stones were an art project created in 2002 by in internationally famous British artist, Andy Goldsworthy. The series of chalk stones (approximately 6-7ft in diameter) made with chalk taken from a local downland quarry, have been placed in chosen locations along a self-guided trail on the South Downs, including some of the South Downs Way. The sculpted chalk stones set in the heart of the countryside present questions about the role of built artefacts in what may seem like a natural environment, but is in fact a highly managed product.
Many of the stones are easy are easy to find, some easy to pass by, but all are unexpected.
Download the self guided trail leaflet below to help you find them all. The trail is 5 miles long between Cocking and West Dean and can be reached by public transport at both ends from Bus Route 60 (Stagecoach South) Chichester to Midhurst.