The Otter Wey Trail


Models of Otters have been chosen to celebrate the return of Otters to the River Wey near Farnham. The initiative involves local schools, community groups, artists and businesses all coming together to create a walking trail in and around Farnham. Farnham Lions are working with Farnham Town Council, Farnham in Bloom and the Surrey Wildlife Trust in this community project lead by Blooming Art. The first otters were placed around the town  Trail on Monday 30th April and the balance followed soon after. The trail will run during May and June 2018, and will encompass the Farnham Town Walking Festival (20/5/2018 -3/6/2018). There is a map of the trail available here, showing the location of each Otter, and a competition for all to identify the names of all the individual Otters and win a superb prize.

All the Otters, AND THERE ARE 44 OF THEM,  have been decorated by a cross section of our community including local groups, charities, schools, community organisations and some by professional artists. They will all then come together in a final “Romp” at the Farnham Carnival fayre, in Gostrey Meadow on 30th June 2018.  Then, on July 9th 2018 the Otters will all find new homes at an auction to be held at Farnham Castle, with all proceeds going to the 2017-18 Mayor's chosen charities, The Woodlarks Centre and the Brightwells Gostrey Centre.

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After three months of keeping themselves under wrap with all of us wondering how will they all be decorated - we can now start to reveal some of the magnificent artwork....   Go to the Otter Wey Auction Page to see all 44. 

You can also download the Otter Wey Trail Competition leaflet direct to your computer, JUST CLICK HERE - how many can you find around town....

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