Wolds Way artwork draws inspiration from pagan times

A new artwork on the Yorkshire Wolds Way turns the clock back thousands of years to pagan times. The installation by Jony Easterby and Pippa Taylor, part of a new sculpture trail on the Yorkshire Wolds Way, will be shown off next weekend as part of a new walking festival. The artists drew on the landscape’s rich archaeology, including Bronze Age barrows and chalk figures found during excavations.

The festival taking place from October 22 to October 24, offers cycling, horse riding and guided walks as well as a sat nav treasure hunt. National Trails Officer Malcolm Hodgson will lead a walk next Saturday across a section of the trail between West Heslerton and Wintringham, which includes the new artwork.

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People can also try foraging for mushrooms in Millington Wood; an outdoor class with landscape photographer Paul Moon at Thixendale, and the sat nav treasure hunt at Londesborough. There are also events taking place in Millington, Pocklington and at Beverley’s Apple Festival.

Chief executive of organisers VHEY Janet Reuben said: “The Walking and Outdoor Weekend is an excellent opportunity for people to enjoy their favourite hobbies and try one or two new ones in the spectacular surroundings of the Wolds.” For more information call 01482 395320 or visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/events.