Otter Wey Trail to Benefit Local Charities

Community news :   23 - 05 - 18

Andrew Lodge Estate Agents, along with many community groups and local businesses, was delighted to celebrate the launch of the town’s new Otter Wey Trail.

An stunning array of 44 metre-high model otters have now been set on plinths along an eight kilometre trail through the town, stretching from Farnham Castle to Bishop’s Meadow, The Ridgeway and the Farnham Centre for Health to celebrate the return of otters to the River Wey near Farnham.

The Mayor of Farnham, Mike Hodge, will lead a walk along the trail as part of this year’s Farnham Walking Festival on Sunday, May 27, and on June 30 the otters will gather for a final ‘romp’ at Farnham Carnival.

Andrew Lodge commented: “A local artist designed and hand painted our beautiful otter, taking inspiration from the town, with a focus on The Lion and Lamb. Visitors to Farnham can visit our office on Downing Street and spot our otter, which is due to be auctioned with the other otters at Farnham Castle on July 9, with the proceeds to be split between the mayor’s chosen charities The Woodlarks Centre and the Brightwells Gostrey Centre.”

The Farnham Herald has reported highlights of the trail – a hop-inspired otter painted by renowned artist Charles Bone for Wright’s Lion Brewery in West Street, while The Herald’s otter was designed by 10-year-old St Polycarp’s schoolboy Oliver Barnes, winner of the Herald’s ‘Jot an Otter’ competition, and painted by Rosie Chaplin.