The Wave at Yorkshire Sculpture Park #PoppiesTour

I really had no intention of doing a post today but then I saw it – the Wave – and thought it was just too beautiful to keep to myself.

Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, by artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper, that rises up from the lower lake at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park reaching over Cascade Bridge. Its new home until January 2016.

It was initially conceived as one of the key  sculptural elements in the installation of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red that was at the Tower of London during the autumn of 2014.

It really is quite breath-taking ,surrounded by the stunning Yorkshire countryside… and we all know Yorkshire countryside is the best 🙂

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Its very calming, peaceful and in such a beautiful setting.

The only thing that spoils it… the hoards of people. ..and yes I realise I was one of them!

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Caught …look at the concentration on that face. Lets not mention the chins!

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It was such a beautiful day we decided to explore further.

I never learn and despite having visited many times before I hadn’t worn the most sensible of foot wear. I think I was born wearing heeled bootties.

If you do pop along it would be advisable to wear decent walking shoes, as there’s a lot of walking to be done. High heel boots just don’t cut the mustard. While everybody else was in sensible walking boots, there was I tottering around in my heels.

Several seasoned walkers gave me the ‘oh poor dear’ look and  I’m sure I saw a sheep nudge his mate and have a good old giggle.

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That aside here are some of the other goodies to be seen:

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You can even get up close and personal with some of the pieces.

We didn’t have to tell that Sue twice!

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The Food at the YSP Centre cafe was ok, but nothing to write home about.

Bland quiche and a little bit of salad; yours for £7.50 . We ordered a side of chips which were delicious and went down a treat . I’m glad we ordered them as it would have been quite disappointing otherwise.

All washed down with Ginger Beer and sunshine. Who would have thought we would be eating alfresco in October?

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park has something for everybody (even naked men – see above !) and its a great day out. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on their leads.

There are several café bars, but if you prefer to take your own food there are designated picnic areas spotted around and about the park, all amid beautiful scenery.

There is no admission fee, just car-parking which works out at £8.00 for the day.

I cant recommend it enough. Grab your best friend / Mum / Husband … jump in the car and make a day of it!

Perfect… or as they refer to it around these parts  another ‘awwwwww bisto’ moment.

Until next time, Tracey x

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