Ulley Country Park hosts new Green Man Challenge

Published Wednesday, 17th August 2016
Green man sculpture trail
Green man at Ulley

Visitors to Ulley Country Park are being challenged to take part in a new activity – finding all the “Green Men” in a new sculpture trail.

The Ulley Green Man Challenge is a brand new sculpture trail for all ages, starting at Ulley Visitor Centre and running left around the water’s edge across the slipway, ending at the stone bridge.

Rotherham-based artist, Paul Casson-Yardley, who created the sculptures, said: “Ulley Country Park is full of natural beauty, with the lake, birds and wildlife, and it’s very popular with families, dog-walkers and people of all ages. 

"I thought it would be the perfect spot for my green man sculptures, and I hope that this trail will appeal to a wide range of people."

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, Cllr Taiba Yasseen, added: “Ulley Country Park is a beautiful spot to visit and rightly popular with many Rotherham people.

“Paul’s fantastic new sculptures will give visitors an extra challenge when they are enjoying a stroll around the lake – can you spot them all?”

Ulley Green Man Challenge sheets are available from Holiday Inn Rotherham reception (M1 J33), priced £1, with a chance to feature in the Green Man Gallery at Thybergh Country Park. 

Green Man sculptures - representations of a face surrounded by or made from leaves or other foliage - were commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament in the past and often featured in ancient buildings such as old churches.

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