There is just one month to go until the popular Kingfisher Trail closes for good.

The unique collection of 22 sculptures dotted around the Cotswolds will be taken in on Sunday October 3 ahead of an auction to determine their new homes.

The free public access art trail has been enjoyed by thousands of locals as well as holidaymakers since it launched back in May.

The kingfisher statues have been hosted at a range of venues across the area including some of the Cotswolds most popular market towns, nature reserves and rural retreats.

All the models have been designed and decorated by artists meaning no two are the same with themes including waterways and wildlife, poetry and literature and Cotswolds National Landscape.

The auction will be held at the Pittville Pump Room on Thursday October 21.

You can even skip the queue and secure a sculpture now by downloading the ‘Kingfisher Trail 2021’ app.

There is also an extra special golden kingfisher, named Sulis, which can be won via a raffle with just 500 tickets available.

Andy Parsons, from Cotswolds National Landscape, commented: “The Kingfisher Trail has already been enjoyed by a steady stream of trail spotters since it launched in the spring and will undoubtedly prove to be a popular outdoor activity, right up until the Kingfishers fly to their temporary home and the live auction at Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

“As birds of a feather are said to flock together, our stunning collection of Kingfisher sculptures will gather on mass for the auction and then fly off to their forever homes, with new owners and a whole new audience to enjoy their artistic beauty.”