With just over one week to go until the Great Global Greyhound Walk, we wish to share some walk details with you.
There will now be just one walk, with the option to shorten it by missing out a specific section and wait for the main group to catch up at the bridge (or Damien Hirst sculpture) – Claire will be taking the shorter option should you wish to join her.
The walk starts and finishes in the YSP learning area, and they have very kindly allowed us access to the marquee (learning tent) in this area where we will be taking payments for parking. Please bring £5 in cash and remember you will need to provide us with your car 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 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 entrance.
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 walk will start at 11am prompt, so please arrive in plenty of time, we suggest you arrive for 10.30am.
Marshals will be on hand to tell you where to park – please respect their instructions. They will also point you in the direction of the learning tent where you can pay one of our volunteers for parking – please do not use the kiosks to pay.
There are toilets and a café at the Learning area where you can grab a hot drink and a bite to eat and water for the dogs.
The walk route has been designed to pass by a number of the sculptures on display, including the recently installed Damien Hirst exhibits which are only on show until September.
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.
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 will all meet back at the YSP Learning tent at the end of the walk. There will be doggy cakes and biscuits on sale in the tent (all monies go to Hounds First) and Treats2Sit4 will also have treats available with an honesty box for payment. There will be a few other stalls in the area and a sausage catching competition for your hounds.
Weather permitting, we will have a picnic in this area so bring your sarnies and pimms! Drinks and food are also available from the YSP Café in the Learning Zone.
All dogs must be on lead at all times
Please pick up after your dog(s)
The walk starts at 11am prompt – don’t be late!
Enjoy yourselves and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Let’s make Yorkshire number 1 in the world for the largest number of Greyhounds on the GGGW 2019!
Download a map of Yorkshire Sculpture Park here – hard copies are available at YSP.