Walter Bailey explores charcoal, its historical relevance to the Greensand Way and how this material has supported individuals and industries enabling the
shaping of copper, bronze, glass and iron. For his Xylem bench, he examines charcoal under the microscope and makes enlarged studies of these to inform his intuitive approach of carving directly out of oak. This bench will sit at a new, accessible view point at the National Trust location of Gibbets Hill, Hindhead.

Directions to Xylem

  • From the National Trust tea room take the route towards Gibbet Hill, the bench is on the right before the main viewpoint.
  • Nearest train Station: Haslemere train station (3 miles)
  • Nearest car park: National Trust car park, Dysons Drove, Hindhead GU26 6AB
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grid Reference: SU900359



Giles Miller is interested in how visitors of iconic sites and places of natural beauty often leave personal or commemorative messages for loved ones. He has designed a shelter from which to sit and look out one the beautiful view from Winterfold. Working with surface specialist, Kirsty Little, they will be creating a surface of wooden shingles engraved with words and messages from local people and visitors. Perspectives will sit nestled within the woods with a clear view over the South Downs providing shelter and a space for focused contemplation. Click here to watch a video about Perspectives.

Directions to Perspectives

  • Looking at the viewpoint from Car Park 5, take the Greensand path to the left and the seating is immediately on your right.
  • Nearest car park: Car Park 5 of the Hurtwood. Greensand Lane, GU5 9EN. Full map on
  • Perspectives is very near the car park so wheelchair access would be possible with a strong companion.
  • Grid Reference: TQ063427



Russell Jakubowski is creating a dynamic form inresponse to the result of a great cycle of marine sedimentation that lasted until the end of the Cretaceous period when the land lay beneath water. The layers of sedimentation, contours of the land and the visible forms and cycles of nature inspires this design. Russell has carried out research into recycled plastic sheets as an environmental, robust alternative to wood. Sixty sheets of the wave like shapes will be bolted together. The Contour bench will sit at the breathtaking view point at Reynard’s Hill in the Hurtwood.

Directions to Contour

  • From Car Park 4, walk up the Greensand Way path to the viewpoint.
  • Bus route: Bus 42 or 44 from Godalming
  • Nearest car park: Car Park 4 of the Hurtwood, at the corner of
    Greensand Lane and Barhatch Road, GU6 7NL.Full map on
  • No wheelchair access
  • Grid Reference: TQ077425


Matthew Burt Holmbury Hill-7JM1mb

Matthew Burt takes his inspiration from the local landscape. His Converse bench arrangement will see beautifully crafted benches in an arrangement that allows for social conversation and picnics as well as facing out to the beautiful, lesser trodden spot at Holmbury Hill. This location is fully accessible and the bench arrangement is designed to allow for wheelchair access.

Directions to Converse

  • The benches are 500 metres west of the main viewpoint on Holmbury Hill, very close to the car park (Hurtwood Car Park 1).
  • From Car Park 1, start the footpath with the pond on your left, the benches are a short walk from here.
  • Nearest car park: Car Park 1 of the Hurtwood. Radnor Road, RH5 6NU. Full map on or search for 5HGC+R2 on Google Maps.
  • Wheelchair access
  • Grid Reference: TQ099430 (latitude 51.1764905, longitude -0.4287065)


Grains-5 sml

Sculptor Tom Nicholson Smith is inspired by Greensand itself. He has looked at the microscopic particles noting their shapes and wide range of tones. He will create a grouped arrangement of carved oak forms that represent grains of sand. This allows for an informal seating arrangement ideal as an opportunity for walkers to stop and enjoy the view at Hascombe Hill.

Directions to Grains

  • Facing the White Horse pub, take the path up the right side (Nore Lane) until the start of the footpath on the right beside a garage. Follow this to the top of the hill bearing left.
  • Bus route: Bus 42 or 44 from Godalming
  • Nearest car park: Opposite the White Horse pub, The Street,
    Hascombe GU8 4JA.
  • No Wheelchair access
  • Grid Reference: TQ004385


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