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Bretton Country Park and Yorkshire Sculpture Park Walks

3 miles (5 km)

This country park includes 500 acres of lakes and parkland, housing various sculptures as well as being the home of several endangered species. The fascinating Yorkshire Sculpture Park also sits within the park and is well worth exploring. The only one of its kind, the park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, which receives thousands of visitors each year. Also of interest is the Grade II listed Bretton Hall built around 1720.
The Barnsley Boundary Walk and Dearne Way run through the park so you could continue your walk along the River Dearne towards Barnsley.
Just to the north of the park you will find Coxley Woods.
There's miles of shady footpaths here, with a series of ponds, streams and becks.


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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south there's Cannon Hall Country Park to explore. Here you'll find a fine old hall surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens, a lake and a waterfall. The peaceful woodland trails in Deffer Wood can also be picked up in this area.
To the west you can pick up the Emley Circular Trail near the village of Emley. The 6 mile trail explores the area around the pretty village with some fine views of the Upper Dearne Valley.


The Round Wood, Bretton Country park - - 904161

The Round Wood, Bretton Country park. View taken on the footpath walk from the Longside Gallery of the YSP. An Andy Goldsworthy's sculpture `The Outclosure' is located here.

Weir below Bretton Lower lake - - 904183

Weir below the Lower lake. Canada Geese are permanent residents at the park. Here they enjoy a stretch of the River Dearne below the artificially created lakes at Bretton.

Bridge over infant River Dearne at Bretton country park - - 481948

Bridge over infant River Dearne at Bretton country park

Bretton Hall - - 387769

Bretton Hall. From Barnsley Boundary Walk Bridleway

Bridge in Menagerie Wood

Bridge in Menagerie Wood. Photograph of an arm of the Lower Lake in Menagerie Wood, Bretton Park, showing the footbridge

Menagerie Wood With Highland Cattle - - 1165788

Menagerie Wood With Highland Cattle. The pic was taken from the bridleway to Lithertop Road, Bretton Lower Lake is behind the tree line.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - - 1511883

Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The sculpture "Sitting" by Sophie Ryder, 18 feet high & made from galvanised wire. Outside The Camellia House

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - - 1157549

Sculptures by Elisabeth Frink, right hand side middle is the start of the bridleway to Lithertop Road which runs at the back of the hedge.


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