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The Old Man of The Woods and Friends


Say hello to our old man of the woods. Isn’t he great! He was carved for us by Mark Butler who has won several prizes for his work.

Mark is going to create three pieces for us based around Pagan and Christian themes found in gothic carvings on churches and also in pagan artwork and costume. He has won several prizes for his work but as he works full time for Rolls Royce, this is more of a hobby to him.

The “Old Man of the Woods” is perhaps a character like Father Christmas, Gandalf, Treebeard or a Druidic persona.

Our second carving has just been completed and is a ‘ Female Oak Wood Spirit’ or perhaps Mother Nature. This represents the importance and equality of the female in our Celtic ancestry and as a healer and wise person of great knowledge. It also represents the gentle side of nature.

The third of the set will be the Green Man, again often found on churches and sculptures and is a more hidden mysterious figure, showing only eyes, nose and mouth, through a set of leaves. The carvings lead you and welcome you to our restaurant Forever Green and perhaps remind us that we are part of everything around us and there is a direct interaction between our breath and nature living beside us.

Hopefully more work will follow, interpreting the nature and wildlife we have around us here at Ransom Wood.

For more information about Mark Butler visit his web site www.chainsawartmarkabutler.com

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  • Tyler ross

    17/10/2020

    Always really nice too

  • John Redfern

    20/07/2020

    Good food

  • David Draper

    25/02/2020

    Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.

  • Pete Edwards

    08/02/2020

    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring

    20/11/2019

    Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.

  • Jo Harris

    13/10/2019

    Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.

  • Stephen Sims

    10/06/2019

    Excellent.. I visited Maria Duerta Ellis for hypnotherapy.. Very nice lady who knows her job.

  • Philip Merry

    04/08/2018

    Go experience

  • T Butler

    24/05/2018

    Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.

  • Bec Ward

    12/03/2018

    Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts

  • S Curran

    17/01/2018

    Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.

  • Andy long

    03/12/2017

    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West

    05/02/2017

    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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