New Drover wood carving

New Drover wood carving

With the initial seed funding from Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome, the Winchcombe Cotswold Voluntary Wardens raised the remaining funds and commissioned a wood carver, Neil Gow to replace the former ‘Millennium Man’ wood carving on Langley Hill.

In 1999 the previous landowner (since retired) commissioned a wood carving out of a dead ash tree which became known as ‘The Millennium Man’. Sadly, after much tender care from the local Cotswold Voluntary Wardens the carving’s life came to an end in October 2020.

The current carving has been commissioned using cedar and sits on an old drover’s road, once busy with drovers herding their sheep and cattle to market. The drover sits on a support built by Winchcombe Cotswold Voluntary Wardens.

The new carving has come from grants and donations from Gloucestershire County Council ‘Growing our Communities Fund’, the ‘Wardens Countryside Fund’ where funds come from contributions by the public, and Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome.

To visit the carving download our self-guided  ‘Wood Carving Walk’