Ulley Country Park hosts new Green Man ChallengePublished Wednesday, 17th August 2016
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.