For those not in the know, The Sculpture Park is a wonderful place to visit.
Winding paths with metal coloured pointers weave you through a carefully put together woodland world of mystery.
Behind each tree and beyond each turn you discover something new - a giant metal elephant head, a small alabaster child or The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse made entirely from discarded waste.
There are more than 150 sculptors exhibiting at any more time and there are over 600 sculptures to see. Seeing everything in one visit is often the hardest challenge!
Directly opposite The Sculpture Park is nice hotel/eatery/pub - The Pride of the Valley - which tends to serve up some good Sunday lunch.
(I cant spot a menu / prices on there but from memory its not the cheapest as pub food goes but it does tend to be rather nice - think 'gasto-pub' with a focus on British local where possible produce)
So the plan is this!
For those that would like lunch, I shall book a table for an early seating - 12.30 with the aim to be heading over the road around 14:00. The Sculpture Park closes at 17:00 so it makes the time you choose to spend in there rather flexible. You may have had enough after a couple of hours or you may end up being rounded up at 17:00 as dusk starts to set in!
Sadly Ive never found a good way to travel to the park by public transport - its rather remote - so car-sharing might be the better option.
The Park and Pub do allow dogs (just preferably not too many) - and one of my three will be nabbing the dog-on-a-lead-in-the-group spot!
If you RSVP yes - please let me know if you would like to have some lunch also as I will need to book a table closer to the time - Sunday lunch gets rather busy there.