A NEW Wind in the Willows sculpture trail has opened in a nature reserve.

Large wooden sculptures of characters from the popular woodland story, including Ratty, Mole and Mr Badger, have been placed along a trail around Hanningfield Reservoir.

Families flocked to the nature reserve over the sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, doing brass rubbings of the sculptures.

Children also did pond dipping and caught bugs as part of an activity programme.