Frump in the Stump

Frump in the Stump can be found in a tree on the Deerpark Road en route to Portaferry. It is craftily carved into a tall wooden stump by the Belfast sculptor Raymond Watson. Having exhibited in New York, Raymond had been commissioned by the Woodland Trust to create something in wood, to draw attention to the Trust’s new 14-acre plantation of young trees at Corrog. The “Frump” stands rooted to the spot at the entrance to the new 12,000 tree, deciduous woodland. The “Frump” is really a dryad, a nymph from Greek mythology, inhabiting a tree, explained by John Bragg, the Trust’s Woodland Officer. She or it supposedly jumped into the tree to guard it from being cut down.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

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The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

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The woods itself is equally mythical with a kissing gate and a 14 acre Forest park. The stand out part for me was the views from top of the forest. It is a particularly scenic area of North Down and you can capture views over Strangford Lough that are outstanding.
The Frump in the Stump is sure to capture plenty of imaginations, I even caught her winking at me as I passed, I think she was motioning towards the kissing gate.
All in all "The Frump" is a thing of beauty and it seems to lure you into the scenic Corrog Woods.Head northeast on High St/?A2 toward Ballyphilip Rd
Take the 1st right onto Ballyphilip Rd
Turn left onto Ballyblack Rd 0.8 mi
Corrog Wood will be on the right
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