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'Making Faces' tree trail

Head on a walk around Fountains Abbey and see how many clay faces you can find hidden in the trees.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Find the clay faces hidden on tree trunks around the estate. What faces can you make? Can you look fierce like a gargoyle? Or mysterious like a green man?

Take inspiration from the clay faces you find and have a go at making your own. Pick up fallen leaves, twigs and feathers on your journey to help make your own wild art clay face.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

Pick up a trail sheet from any admissions point between 10am - 4:30pm.

What to bring and wear

Dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

Accessibility

There are hard-standing paths around the estate and level access from the West Gate entrance. There are some slopes, including a hill with 15-20% gradient between the Visitor Centre and the abbey. Access to the abbey is across a level grassy green. When the grass is particularly wet this can be impassable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams.

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