It was a drizzly, slightly misty day, so quite atmospheric. One interesting aspect of the work is that it's not signposted so you have to wander around and ask people where it is. I think that is what makes a piece of land art in a semi-urban area unique; although it looks like countryside, it's actually quite a busy spot with lots of dog walkers, joggers and there was even a buggyfit type class going on while we were there.
We asked a very pleasant elderly couple of directions when we got out of the car, and they pointed us in the right direction with no discussion of the work itself, but had a little chat with my son. We got as far as a outdoor gym which he was reluctant to leave, and then we had to ask a dog walker for further directions. She was very interested to know more about the work, and the artist and questioned me for quite a while about it. I felt like I should have read up a bit more before coming. She then showed me some examples of lichen and told me about her lichen tour of the Downs.
By the time we found the work, I felt like I had had quite an interesting introduction to a new place though interactions with a few local people and short-ish wander round, which may not have happened without the artwork being the focus of our journey. Richard Long is quoted in an article the Guardian as saying the stones will probably end up in rockeries. I might pop back and get a few to turn into Happymess stone creatures ;-)