There isn't a route per say but the free guide points out a few of the highlights including work by Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley (of Angel of the North fame) and Henry Moore so we decided on a quick circuit to make the most of our short visit.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park occupies the parkland of Bretton Hall near the village of West Bretton, a country house that housed Bretton Hall College. The present building was designed and built around 1720 by its owner, Sir William Wentworth. The hall was sold to the West Riding County Council in 1947.
We started by heading to the Chapel, originally built in 1744. Stood proud in the grounds is a sculpture of a tree made entirely from cast iron, 97 pieces in total, bolted together using a traditional Chinese technique. The tree is by artist Ai Weiwei and is his largest piece to date on long term loan to the sculpture park.
|Ai Weiwei's tree|
|Close up of the separate parts|
|Henry Moore sculpture|
|Part of 'Promenade' by Anthony Caro|
|One and Other|
|One and Other|
|The sculpture high up on the tree|
|The Upper Lake|
|Shell Grotto - part of the original Bretton Hall grounds|
|'Ten Seated Figures' by Magdalena Abakanowicz|
|A number of the sculptures by Barbara Hepworth|
|'Reclining Figure' - Henry Moore|
That concluded our quick tour of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, or at least part of it. There's probably another half or so that we didn't have time to explore. It's a great place to unwind and wander around and, aside from the cost to park, it's free which - being in Yorkshire, very much appeals to the locals.