a person wearing a sheep coat in a field with other sheep


Owler’s Cloak



4. OSR Projects
Fri 26 – Sun 28 May, 10am – 5:30pm

Holloways and Hide-aways – Walk
Sat 27, 2 – 3.30pm
Starting – 7. The Village Café, EAST COKER
Booking Required £5

Book Walk


Sun 28, 10.30am – 12pm
Starting – 7. The Village Café, EAST COKER
Booking Required £5

Book Walk

The Owler’s Cloak represents a poor man’s fleece, made from pieces of sheep wool found in fields adjacent to the sea. Owling was a term for the smuggling of sheep or wool, and Owlers were so named because they operated at night. English fleeces were highly prized on the continent but between 1614 and 1825 the export of wool was forbidden. On beaches adjacent to sheep fields, smugglers loading goods at night would wear fleeces: if excise men came, the smugglers crouched down and pretended, in the dark, to be sheep and blend in with the flock.

Sara will lead two walks setting out from The Village Café, East Coker on Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 10.30am. She has also worked with Simon Lee Dicker to produce Something to hold onto, a Community Clay project run by pupils from Perrott Hill and East Coker Schools.

For more details on Something to hold onto workshop booking required – £3

For the walks see events – Booking required for the walks, £5

Co-selected by Extra Ordinary People at East Side Projects.


Sara Trillo’s recent work explores lost landscape features and vanished settlements: spaces that have been coastally eroded, ploughed up, built over, or which have simply become overgrown and forgotten.