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Yorkshire Sculpture Park from High Hoyland.

walk image View from High Hoyland

Length 6.0 miles (9.3km)


This walk has plenty of variety. From High Hoyland, we follow the road to Bretton Country Park before taking a circular route through the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. After a steady climb, we leave the Park at the Longside Gallery before following a ridge across fields on our return to High Hoyland.

  • Length – 6 miles (9.3 km)
  • Grade - Well defined paths. Some rough ground and stiles. Steady climbs. Some rocky footing. Parts can be muddy and slippy in wet weather
  • Start – High Hoyland. This walk may also be commenced from within Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) (4,5)
  • Grid Reference – SE 270 097
  • Maps – OL1 Dark Peak, OS Explorer 278/288
  • Parking in High Hoyland - on the road opposite the Cherry Tree S75 4BE
  • Parking in Yorkshire Sculpture Park - there are over 1,150 parking spaces at YSP with car parks at the National Arts Education Archive (NAEA) (4) and at the visitor centre (5). Parking costs £10.00 (all day), £6.00 for 1-2 hours WF4 4JX (2018 prices)
  • Public transport – there is no bus service to High Hoyland. The 96 bus runs between Wakefield and Barnsley, with regular stops at YSP
  • Refreshments – Cherry Tree (High Hoyland). Cafes in YSP
  • Public Toilets – YSP
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Mobile Phone Coverage - Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

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