of lifesized wood sculptures, depicting many different species
of wildlife found on and around Exmoor. Varying in size from
dormice to deer, the pieces are cut in local wood by sculptor
The exhibition has been laid out as a path that winds through
different habitats, each supporting its own variety of wildlife
depicted by the carvings. Displaying the sculptures in this
original and exciting way is designed to bring insight into
the nature of Exmoor, into its diversity, its interdependence
and into the effect man has upon it.
Mike Leach, whose family farmed
here from 1896 until 1987, has lived and worked on
Exmoor all his life.
With a great love of wildlife,
he naturally draws the inspiration for his carving
from the diversity of creatures he sees around him.