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Location: Cumbria

The sculpture marks the start of the Cumbria Way, a 70mile walk from Ulverston to Carlisle.

The tower is based on cairns (mounds of rocks) that are found along high level routes.  The linear framework containing the stone acts like the grid on a map.

A map of the route on the tower shows key places to be found along the walk which can be identified by the grid references stamped into the markers.  As you follow the map on the surface of the tower, the stone that the structure contains shows a geological map.  This starts off with limestone from Ulverston merging into Lakeland stone, limestone at Caldbeck and finishing with red standstone at Carlisle.

Mixed in with the stones are lumps of cast glass.  The map spirals out to create a seating area, this also incorporates the four points of a compass so that you can use the structure to get your bearings.

Height 3m.  Diameter 3.2mm

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What people say?

Chris and his team have worked with us on a number of projects in the Lake District National Park. His design and high quality work will leave a long lasting legacy in the Lake District. We have an excellent working relationship and find Chris and his team friendly, efficient and open to our ideas and suggestions.

District Ranger, Lake District National Park

What people say?

We have worked with Chris and his team for many years now and they have completed some of our most complicated sculpture projects, with the utmost professionalism and care. Our relationship with CB Arts is more than client/supplier, we see Chris and his team as our partners who we trust. Chris Brammall is an artist in his own right and it is this element that makes his manufacture offer special to us, he understands form, scale, aesthetics and how materials will work in the public realm and this is invaluable.

Stephen Broadbent, Broadbent Studio

What people say?

We are so delighted with our two major pieces of work from Chris - a Spitfire Sculpture and our staircase. Chris listened to our requirements and gave us designs which exceeded our expectations. The Spitfire is the first thing you see on arrival at DCS Group and it is simply awesome. Then in reception visitors experience his amazing staircase as they make their way to our meeting rooms. All in all - he has created superb work and we are delighted. We would definitely use Chris again.

Denys C. Shortt OBE, DCS Group UK

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We are so pleased with the metalwork installations CB Arts have created and installed at Whitby, the house looks absolutely wonderful, as do the barriers. The installation team were great and everything went smoothly. It has been a pleasure to work with Chris and the team.

Ruth Haycock, Interpretation Manager North, English Heritage
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