At 419m above sea level, Coldstones Cut is probably Yorkshire’s highest monument while this epically proportioned, modern sculpture is also probably the county’s strangest argues YorkshireLive.
image: Coldstones Cut by Gordon Hatton, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
…two snail-like shells which you can walk up and appreciate panoramic views…
Yorkshire Live writes:
…. Coldstones Cut, designed by London-based sculptor Andrew Sabin, looks intriguingly surreal from the ground level too.
It’s like an urban street, complete with a paved surface, a flagged pavement, bollards and yellow no parking lines, not to mention a red mini-roundabout.
The ‘street’ section with its tapering walls is orientated to frame the spectacular views at each end.
From the road protrude two snail-like shells which you can walk up and appreciate panoramic views of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and into the enormous Coldstones Quarry.
As Coldstones Quarry is still in use it’s also a good place for children to watch diggers and other colossal earthmoving vehicles in action.