This is a lovely circular walk of about 1.5 km through woodland and over open grassland at the edge of the Chiltern Hills. The ecology of the area is celebrated in a series of innovative organic sculptures set out along the trail route. The installations are by professional artists working with children from a number of schools and voluntary organisations in the area. Each installation has a simple built-in listening post, this not only explains the concept of the sculptures but includes stories, poems, songs and suggestions to further the enjoyment of a visit.
The Talking Trail opened in 2012 and is a production by Outdoor Culture in partnership with Natural England, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve is free to everyone and is signposted from the A40 near Stokenchurch, just off junction 5 of the M40.
The photographs were taken by Tony Hyde in April 2014.