Woven wood figure who towers over M5 endangered as council unable to fund rebuilding

The future is looking uncertain for a landmark sculpture that looms over a busy stretch of motorway and rail track in Somerset after a crowdfunding campaign to secure its future fell short of its target.

Since the Willow Man appeared next to the M5 in Somerset at the turn of the century, the 12-metre-high sculpture has become a familiar – and generally beloved – sight both for local travellers and holidaymakers heading to and from Devon and Cornwall.

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