Space and time away from the house is so important to children’s mental health yet the same walk with the same people on the same route can really start to become a chore for young kids. So we’ve came up with a few ways to make our walks more interesting to them, one of which is walking to, or around sculpture.
In the North West of England we are lucky enough to have a few different pieces of sculpture of sculpture walks that you can do. If you know of any more please do get in touch.
Antony Gormley Statues in Crosby, Liverpool
These spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are situated on Crosby beach in North Liverpool. The installation called Another Place is made up of around 100 cast-iron, life-size figures, it is free to visit and open 365 days a year.
The Pendle Sculpture Trail
The Pendle Sculpture Trail is on the outskirts of the village of Barley which is nestled at the foot of Pendle Hill in Aitken wood. An area of outstanding natural beauty and steeped in history with tales of the Pendle Witches
The Atom Trail
The Atom Trail is a short circular walking trail around one of East Lancashire’s intriguing “Panopticans” or artistic “sculptures” offering stunning viewpoints. The Atom looks down on the village of Wycoller and its Country Park. The views are great all along this trail, and you also have the great advantage that you can stop off in Wycoller village to get refreshed at the lovely Tea Room, see Wycoller’s collection of ancient bridges, including the Clapper, Clam and Packhorse, and see the Wicker sculptures, and the ruins of Wycoller Hall, which the Brontes made famous.
Irwell Sculpture Trail
Discover a string of sculptures beginning at Salford Quays and along a 30 mile trail north to Bacup. There are approximately 70 artworks and new sculptures are being added with connecting attractions along the way from museums to art galleries to the East Lancashire Railway. See the website for the route and plot your own sequence.
We love Richard Caink’s sculpture which is a giant carved picture frame measuring 4.8 metres high and 6 metres wide. Framing the picturesque view along the Irwell Valley.
Sir Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North sculpture
Whilst not in the North West Sir Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North sculpture is one of the most well known pieces of art in the UK and well worth visiting.
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