4.5 of 5 (2 votes)

Yorkshire (Bretton) Sculpture Park Amble

A leisurely walk (countryside) in West Yorkshire, England, about 5.40km (3.36 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 116m (380ft)
Loss 115m (377ft)
Max. Elevation 150m (492ft)
Elevation (total) 231m (757ft)
Start & End
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton
Distance 5.40km
(3.36mi)
Duration ~1:45h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
2Created by mac.hawk on 31 Jan 2015
A walk around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton that is far from difinitive. Lovely to wander additional areas of the park too when the weather is kind (will add mileage of course). Admission to the park is free. Bus No 96 - Wakefield to Barnsley serves the park on an hourly basis, 7 days a weeks (approx 9am-5pm).

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Waypoints

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The bus stops adjacent the visitor/exhibition centre where toilets, cafe, shops etc can be found. Head diagonally left downhill to reach a track and follow now heading right towards the lake.
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Where the track enters private property turn left and follow the grass path downhill to just before the river and turn right through a gate and follow right towards Bretton Hall.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
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Just before Bretton Hall House follow the track left.
About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
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At next junction turn right and follow the track uphill to meander around some interesting sculptures including the 'Seated Figures' and a multicoloured Octopus!
About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
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From this sculpture area follow the track or the open grassland back downhill towards Cascade Bridge.
About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
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Cross Cascade Bridge and continue directly uphill to shortly pass through a gate.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
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Enter the field, head left to the fence then turn right and follow the fence uphill to reach a gate leading to Long Side.
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
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Longside Gallery is here (when open). Once through the gate turn left and pass through Round Wood.
About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
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Exit the wood and carry on ahead rising slightly left uphill and follow the obvious path running along Oxley Bank.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
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Follow the path into Oxley Bank Wood and it soon starts to descend to reach the NE end of Lower Lake.
About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
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Turn right and follow the path around the lake over Dam Head Bridge.
About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
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Once over the bridge go ahead left to join a track leading left towards a gate.
About 0.25 km (~0.16 miles) from
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Once through the gate turn right and follow the path up to the old chapel.
About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
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The chapel is no longer a place of worship and is now primarily an Audio Visual Exhibition Centre (free admission) see the visitor centre for 'What's On'.
About 0.13 km (~0.08 miles) from
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After leaving the chapel take the track a little way ahead then turn diagonally right uphill to return to the visitor centre. The walk's about 4 miles long.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from

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