MANY communities have adapted to the coronavirus crisis by coming up with new ways to enjoy the arts.

And so one Somerset town has decided to create a Wild Art Trail so visitors can enjoy artwork and nature, while still social distancing.

Businesses and artists in Langport have created the walk near the River Parrett with cafes and bakeries to visit.

David Sims, owner of The Hanging Gallery, said: ”The River Parrett is certainly the jewel in the crown of Langport.

“It brings otters, grass snakes and cranes to the area, in fact I walked past a grass snake only this morning out on Langport hill.

“The beauty of the wildlife and landscapes create the backbone for the art in the town.”

The trail starts this Saturday (August 22) and will run for three weeks.

Places to visit along the trail include:

  • The Hanging Gallery located within the ancient building the Hanging Chapel will be showcasing wildlife and landscapes of Somerset
  • Liberty Goodwenbell is a Felting Studio and Gallery
  • 20th century art and design will be on display at Slade House
  • Enjoy a coffee and a browse at the artwork at Art tea Zen
  • Shakspeare Glass on the River Parrett at bow bridge creates hand made glassware and art
  • Hatch is an art venue installation that is available at weekends only. Book a visit via

You can pick up a map of the Wild Art Trail in any of the above locations, or see below. 

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