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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Length – 6.0 miles

Walk Description

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.


  • 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

Map of the walk

Yorkshire SP map

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