59. Woodsman

The original statue of William Woodsman was originally carved by local artist Dave Chapple, a member of the Friends of Langdon Hills Country Park. This was a piece of public art carved in 1994 out of a giant oak around 200 years old that once stood in Coombe Woods and was toppled in the 1987 hurricane. This work of art stood in Basildon town centre for a number of years. The Friends group are repairing it and resetting it as a prominent welcome statue at the entrance and notice board at Westley Heights in Langdon Hills Country Park. He represents the importance of woodlands and their products.

You can now visit the the Woodsman Statue at Langdon Hills after its unveiling as part of World Ranger Day in July 2021!
Watch the unveiling of the Woodsman Statue here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTBwgU426hI
More information about the Woodsman can be found as part of our Community Mapping film series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDdgokSSKw

Story writer/provider
Nick Stanley

Flag Designer
Rose Hibbert

Kinetika Artists

Landscape Character Area
Langdon Hills and Farmland

Thames Chase Trust, Pike Lane
Upminster, Essex RM14 3NS

01708 642970

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