RSPB Wayfinders – installed!

RSPB Wayfinders Dove Stone - Orchid Mosaic

Last week myself and Richard Dawson spent a day at Dove Stone Reservoir installing the new RSPB Wayfinders.  Made from solid oak, with CNC’d lettering and mosaic detail, the posts have been carefully designed and created to be sympathetic to the space at the same time as being useful!  The mosaics all show flora and fauna found at Dove Stone and aim to inform visitors about local wildlife.

We had beautiful weather after a very wet Friday (nice soft ground) which made for a relatively easy installation, apart from the stones and the inaccessibility of some wayfinder sites by vehicle.  Thanks to Sam and Joe who came and did some excellent hole digging and lumping of heavy things!  And thanks to the lovely dog walker who supplied us with some wine gums in Binn Green car park.

Three blokes looking in a hole…
RSPB Wayfinders Dove Stone Installation 1

Richard, Sam and Joe at Chew Brook, Dove Stone Reservoir
RSPB Wayfinders Dove Stone Installation 2

Percival Fuzzington ‘helping’ by demonstrating how muddy it is
RSPB Wayfinders Dove Stone Installation - assistant

The wayfinder at Dove Stone Reservoir main car park.  The profile of the signs represent the skyline of Dovestone Rocks and Wimberry (also known as Indian’s Head).
RSPB Wayfinders Dove Stone - Dipper and Hare Mosaics

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