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High Head Sculpture Valley, Ivegill

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
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  • Stayed in a beautiful cottage on the dairy farm. The sculptures are fab but don't go in the wet!!! the cafe and gallery are closed which is a pity. Lovely views, very peaceful. 
    Stayed in a beautiful cottage on the dairy farm. The sculptures are fab but don't go in the wet!!! the cafe and gallery are closed which is a pity. Lovely views, very peaceful.  more »
  • 3 of us experienced a wonderful relaxing afternoon in the spa as part of the Friends and Fizz package. Our treatments were superb(I had the lava shell treatment) which was enjoyed as much as the time....  more
    3 of us experienced a wonderful relaxing afternoon in the spa as part of the Friends and Fizz package. Our treatments were superb(I had the lava shell treatment) which was enjoyed as much as the time....  more »
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  • We arrived on a wet day in February, passing the silage clamp of the working farm on one side of the road, with an interesting stone column surmounted by a steel tube. The spa was advertised at the gate as the only feature open, but the sculptures in the garden were easily accessible, as was the climb up to the stone circle from the river below. We were glad we had brought our wellingtons as the ground was boggy in places, and often slippery. Signs about the sculptures were often missing, but many were striking and attractive. The area in which they are displayed is not large, on the sides and meadow at the foot of the shallow attractive valley. The river ran fast and deep beside them, and the large pond formed a feature against which and across which they could be viewed. We found our way uphill past the viewing point to the stone circle. Beside this is a circular hollow with a grove of trees, which to my mind was even more evocative on the day we visited. Overall, it feels a special place, and hope that in warmer, dryer weather, it will receive the attention it deserves.
  • When/if we find the place I'll be delighted to write a review. 1. We saw a sign @ Hutton in the Forest and turned right, also "She" knew THAT much. 2. We arrived @ Durdar, on the outskirts of Carlisle with nary a sign between. 3. 3-point turn @ Dalston Cross-roads where we saaw a sign pointing us BACK the way we had come. 4. At 30 m.p.h. we returned to H in the Forest, checking EVARY field gate & road junction - NOT a single sign. 5. Arrived back @ Hutton in F where we saw a sign, visible had we been travelling TO Penrith rather than from, informing us it was 6 mls down the road. Had I seen THAT I'd have checked the Odometer. I saw ONE review stating that it was "where sculptures went to die" Amend that It's where the road signs go to hide. Ah WELL, better luck next time. MORAL - "R.T.F.Manual'' If we HAD we'd have found it. As it is "Writ Large" on the leaflet it says "FOLLOW THE BROWN SIGNS" WRONG "Read The F Manual" HAD to rate it - * in order to publish. It may go well up if/when we find it.

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