Activities

The Hockney Trail

Follow the Hockney Trail at the Welcome to Yorkshire website. Also see www.yocc.co.uk  for excellent local knowledge of Hockney Country.

Combine with a visit to some of the public artworks by contemporary artists (4 have been completed – 6 more being planned)  that complement and enhance the landscape along the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail as part of the WANDER Project.

For example, 10 Benches have been installed at 6 viewing points along the route. The benches were designed, constructed and installed by Angus Ross. The inspiration for the benches is that they spring from the ground like the Wolds streams that spring from the chalk along the Wolds. On our doorstep is The Folkton Wold bench.

Hockney Trail Photo

Art lovers  visit…..

  • Robert Fuller Gallery.  Don’t miss this hidden gem nestled at the heart of the Wolds at Fotherdale Farm, just outside Thixendale.  Robert Fuller is one of the UK’s foremost wildlife artists.
  • Burton Agnes Hall is filled with treasures collected and commissioned by the family over four centuries.  Marcus Wickham-Boynton, the previous owner of Burton Agnes Hall, started his collection of English and French Impressionist paintings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in 1937.  The Long Gallery, which spans the length of the house on the third floor with panoramic views to Bridlington Bay, houses some of the most recent commissions.
  • Also worth a visit – The Yorkshire Wolds Gallery  &  Coffee Shop – just down the road and the Triton Gallery at Sledmere House.