08 Dec 2019


10.30am for 11am start
10:30 am



Santa Paws Walk and Shoe Box collection

Our Santa Paws walk starts at 11.00 prompt on Sunday 8th December at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Please aim to arrive for 10.30 to give you time to pay for parking.

The walk starts and finishes at the Kennel Block, home of the YSP Learning Area, where there are toilets and a cafe. (NB This is where we met earlier this year for the GGGW).

Where to park
Please park in the RED CAR PARK at YSP LEARNING and NOT the Main Car Park or the Weston Car Park. If you park in these areas, you will be responsible for paying the standard YSP parking fees which incur the full cost (£12) rather than our discounted parking. The Red Car Park is accessible via Park Lane, a little further on from the main YSP entrance.

How much?
Please bring £5 in cash (no cards!) and remember you will need to provide us with your vehicle registration number (if you fail to do so, the YSP number plate recognition system will not identify you as having paid and you will be charged the full amount – £12 for over 2 hours).
Please pay one of our marshals from Sighthound Social Club who will be wearing orange hi-vis jackets. They will record your vehicle registration so that you are not charged again by YSP. Please do not use the kiosks to pay.

The £5 parking charge includes a £2 donation to Hounds First and entitles you to stay all day in the park should you wish to explore further after the walk. The rest goes to YSP which is also a charity.

Walk details
The walk is roughly 2 miles long, and whilst we have suggested it takes 1.5 hours to complete, an average walker could complete the walk in 30 minutes. We have taken into account the slower pace due to numbers, people of varying abilities, a group photo stop, and a couple of catch up points – and of course you may want to stop and admire some of the sculptures.

The paths are good and there is approximately 50m of gentle descent and 50m of gentle ascent. If you are in any doubt of your abilities to complete the walk, please contact us prior to the day or speak to one of the marshals wearing a bright orange bib on the day.

This is an ON LEAD walk – there is livestock in some areas and all dogs must be on a lead at all times.

More info
For more information, please look on Facebook and Twitter or send us a message. Please note, this event is organised by Sighthound Social Club. Please DO NOT contact the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for further information about the event.

We look forward to seeing you and your hounds there!


The event is finished.