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Sustrans Cycle Paths and Sculpture Trail: Bath and Bristol

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TitleOfWork: 'Sleeper Seat'
DateOfWork: 1989
Medium: wood - used railway sleepers
Location: Sustrans Bristol & Bath Cycle Trail
Country: UK - England
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: 94~4621
FileSize: 156360
The seat is located at Kelston Bridge, 3 miles from Bath. Partridge and Walmsley have made a number of seats for the trail.

The 15 mile long railway path was built by Sustrans between 1979 and 1985.

The sculpture trail was created by Katy Hallett with support and sponsorship from a large number of public and private institutions.
Further work is being added by Alison Scott.

Sustrans includes artworks on its trails because it says:
"The inclusion of artworks, waymarkers, environmental earthworks and landscape sculptures are an essential component, which reflect the local characteristics of passing settlements and communities. The artworks are in stark contrast to highway signage, bringing diversity and uniqueness to different sections of the route. They encourage people to travel along this corridor and to discover something special for themselves where sustainability, safety and enjoyment are equal criteria in this new travelling landscape."

Sustrans now has a large number of artworks on view from the Sustrans website at:
1. The Sustrans website at

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