Carved from oak, a vertical slot in the columns casts shadows of varying length, depending on the time of day and year. The longest shadow is cast at “True Noon” on mid-summer and the shortest at “True Noon” on mid-winter's day.
Each column represents an aspect of the heritage and landscape of the Forest.
Jackson's Bank, Needwood – the most natural column, to represent the local ancient woodland
Croxall Lakes – this column represents the local flood plains of the River Trent
Grangewood – this column is shaped to represent a church spire
Bignall Woods, Staunton Harold – sitting on golden sandstone to represent the agricultural landscape
Sence Valley – represents the mining heritage of the area
Charnwood Forest – situated at the Billa Barra Hill Nature Reserve, this column represents the quarrying heritage of the area.
National Forest E-Bike Holidays
E-bike specialists, we offer a wide range of electric bike holidays through the National Forest. From Formula 1 cars to National Trust mansions, vineyards to breweries, we help you create your perfect cycling holiday.
Our holidays include everything you need to relax and enjoy your journey.
luggage transfer every day
high quality electric bikes
comprehensive route plans and notes
reassurance of local back up support when required
Brand new for 2018, our high quality electric bikes are great fun to ride and offer an extra boost when required. You pedal, like a normal bike, and add extra power at the click of a button. Electric bikes also help even-out differences in cycling ability and fitness levels, ensuring no-one is left behind.
We look forward to helping you choose your perfect E-Bike holiday.