On the white track

Andy Goldsworthy steps out on the South Downs in this week's round-up of events from Judith Palmer

Chalk and walk

Andy Goldsworthy's fragile environmental sculptures made from ice, stone, leaves or sand are familiar to us through his books; yet his works are rarely encountered in situ. This summer, Goldsworthy has created several pieces out of chalk, which can be discovered in West Sussex.

The Chalkstones project is an 8km trail across the South Downs, marked along its route by 14 giant chalk boulders. Some lie like sentinels by the path, others are half-hidden by bushes. Pick up a free trail map (essential) at tourist information centres in Midhurst, Chichester and Petworth or via the website (www.vic.org.ukchalkstones). The trail should survive for about 18 months.

Goldsworthy also plays to residual fairytale anxieties with his serene Moonlit Path at Petworth Park. For three nights a month, either side of the full moon, you can follow a long, undulating path of crushed chalk into forbidden forests. Walks must be pre-booked - send an SAE to Footprints, Peartree Cottage, Jarvis Lane, Steyning BN44 3GL. tel: 01798 343523. Until May 2003.

An education pack will be available in September. Material for key stage 1 through to A-level includes images, interviews with Goldsworthy and information about the geology of the South Downs. Tel: 01243 777801; or email: natalie.keller @westsussex.gov.uk.

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