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Coccolith Film

Inspired by the very creatures that, 65 million years ago, formed the foundations of the North Downs Way, ‘Coccolith’ invites visitors to take a seat and immerse themselves in this rolling and quintessential landscape.

This ‘Inspiring views’ commission, designed by artists INSTAR (Trish Evans and Nick Humphreys), is built using traditional dry-stone wall techniques, using a hand-picked selection of local ironstone rock excavated from the Titsey Estate along with ‘clunch’ chalk.

INSTAR chose to use dry stone walling for its earthy historical aesthetic and so as not to impinge on the natural beauty of the landscape, these walls are an omnipresent fixture of the UK countryside, dividing cattle and boundaries, often present along the routes and pathways of any given pilgrimage and importantly they are also home to plant life, lichens, invertebrates, birds and mammals. The top of this simple circular structure will be planted with native wildflowers that over the years will naturally flourish, attracting and nourishing wildlife and visitors alike.