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Explore the art and attractions of West Yorkshire, from the breathtaking Hepworth Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park to the paintings of Grand Central's favourite artist, Ashley Jackson.
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- Free “A Walk with Ashley” brochure with detailed map of the Holmfirth area, taking you through three of Ashley’s painting locations.
Ashley Jackson has had an extremely distinctive and illustrious life in the world of art. Since opening his gallery back in 1963, he has become one of the country's leading and most successful landscape watercolourists.
As an internationally recognised artist whose work has been exhibited all over the world, his gallery is situated at the very heart of his passion, Holmfirth, Yorkshire.
Synonymous with Yorkshire, his paintings are transcripts of Mother Nature's Love Letters revealing the relationship between the man and his mistress - the Yorkshire Moors.
The Gallery houses four viewing rooms and is a warm vibrant space which creates a perfect viewing platform for the dynamic and passionate Ashley Jackson watercolour collection of books, small prints, limited editions and originals.
A train named "Ashley Jackson - The Yorkshire Artist" was unveiled on the 20 October 2011 and travels between Bradford and Kings Cross four times a day, taking art to the people and Yorkshire to a wider audience through the faithful reproduction of Ashley's moorland landscapes within every carriage on the train.
Ashley Jackson Galleries,
13-15 Huddersfield Rd,
Ideas for days out in West Yorkshire
Exlpore the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- Visit one of the world’s leading open air galleries, with over 50 sculptures on display.
Set in the picturesque grounds and gardens of the 500 acre Bretton estate, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of the world's leading open-air galleries.
The eighteenth century landscape provides scenic vistas, lakes, historic estate buildings and bridges, and is a stunning backdrop for over 50 sculptures sited in the open-air. Four indoor galleries, including the magnificent Underground Gallery, present a changing programme of international sculpture exhibitions, always offering something new to discover. The award winning Visitor Centre provides a relaxing base from which to explore the stunning surroundings and play host to an array of events for all ages, including tours, lectures and workshops. Enjoy browsing in the contemporary shop and sampling delicious, local food in the restaurant.
The Mary Towneley cyle and walking loop
- Explore the beauty of West Yorkshire and the South Pennines.
Calderdale is fantastic cycling country whether you are a fanatic or leisure cyclist. The Mary Towneley Loop is part of the new bridleway in the South Pennines. It is 47 miles long with 6,300ft of ascent.
Fully way marked and mainly off road running on paths and tracks, the Mary Towneley Loop takes in some of the best scenery Yorkshire and the South Pennines has to offer for either cyclists or walkers.
The route takes in the hillsides and crosses the valleys between two counties taking in Rossendale, Burnley, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Rochdale.
For those not wishing to embark on such a long route there are various smaller cycling and walking trails linked to the Mary Towneley Loop.
- Download a PDF map for more details.
- More routes
Various locations throughout West Yorkshire.
The Hepworth Gallery
- Explore works by Barbara Hepworth, contemporary artists and exciting events at the north’s newest and most spectacular gallery.
Explore works by Barbara Hepworth, contemporary artists and exciting events at the north’s newest and most spectacular gallery.
With over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London. The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth.
With a café, shop, learning studios, unique conference venue, and exciting events programme, the gallery is a place to explore art, architecture and your imagination.
The Hepworth Wakefield,