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Yorkshire Sculpture Park


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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

18 Feb 2022 8:33PM   Views : 412 Unique : 295


I rounded off a four night stay in Calderdale with a visit to the Yorkshire sculpture park on the way home. My wife and I agreed to go before we left Hebden bridge and I booked the tickets with my mobile phone. I hate booking things on my mobile!

Itís sort of started to go wrong as we turned in at the entrance when it started to snow, fortunately briefly. When we got to the car park, my wife wasnít feeling terribly well and opted to stay in the car while I went and explored.

The snow had stopped, but the rain persisted for most of the hour before I decided to head back for shelter. I actually got to look at about half a dozen pieces of sculpture, and I got a good hourís walk as a result, so the £6.00 entrance fee wasnít bad value. But I have learned lessons for a return visit later in the year!

First of all travel light: this is not the place for being fully equipped, and I shall strip down to a couple of lenses and a spare battery. And rather than adding the visit on in the afternoon, I shall plan to spend four or five hours there, so that I can explore a decent proportion of the place. I might take a good look at the weather forecast is well.

Anyway, Iím back in circulation, and there will be at least a couple more blogs in the next week. Be seeing you!


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dudler Avatar
dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
18 Feb 2022 8:34PM
A damp day, all in all...
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kaybee 19 8.7k 29 Scotland
19 Feb 2022 8:06AM
I do like the sculpture park ,but as you say - it is a day trip rather than a 'pop in' sort of place
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17 39 79 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2022 8:07AM
Four or five hours minimum, John. And be prepared for legs to stiffen and feet to ache. But it's a fabulous facility for photographs with a really good cafť!

cooky Avatar
cooky Plus
19 7 11 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2022 11:05AM
It is on my list to visit this year, postponed for reasons we all know too well!

So sorry the weather played up in Calderdale for your stay - I did mention to bring waders didn't I?! Wink

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dudler Plus
20 2.2k 2063 England
19 Feb 2022 1:29PM
I don't think waders figured, but I took a surplus of sweaters... And 'good' weather can be boring!
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ZenTony Plus
7 31 7 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2022 7:02AM
I am going to Nedderdale in June and must visit this place either on the way up or back
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20 2.2k 2063 England
23 Feb 2022 5:42PM
Tony - allow plenty of time, and pack Mars bars for energy!

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