Saturday, 29th June 2019
Apart from short, local mooches, I've not really done much in the way of walking this month so it was nice to end the month with a double-whammy of our walking group walk and an out of county "county bagging" trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Yorkshire.
We met up at The Hall at 9.30am for the 1 hour 30 minutes drive. The sun was out and the forecast was for it to be the hottest day of the year so far, topping out at around 28 degrees, a stark contrast to the previous week's rain and below average temperatures!
After arriving at the YSP we headed into the visitor's centre for a cuppa and comfort break before setting off for a roam to look at the sculptures.
|Looking south from the Visitor Centre|
|Iron Tree by somebody or other Wei Wei|
|Heading to the Naked Lady by Damien Hurst|
|The source of the sound of water|
|Nothing Special Happened|
|Dappled shade on the lakeside walk|
We found a nice spot for our lunch, sat in the shade of a tree overlooking the lake.
|Swan with pregnant lady sculpture behind|
|Swans taking off|
|Having a cooling dip|
|Whale / Ear / Face|
|Crossing some pointless stepping stones|
- are these art?
|Everyone doing their own take on |
The Man Looking At His Phone
From here we took a steady plod up the open hillside back to the Visitor Centre. It was hard work in the heat and we arrived at the centre glowing profusely and ready for a well-earned cuppa and bun!
Even though sculptures and art aren't really "my thing" it was fun putting my own interpretation on some of the sculptures and realising that my garage full of rubbish is simply art waiting to be installed elsewhere!
Great choice of walk Mo - thanks for organising it, and we couldn't really fault the weather either!
Parking: YSP Visitors Centre (£12 per car for all day)
Distance: 3.8 miles
Max height: 454 ft
Thanks for looking 😊