East Yorkshire Wolds walk to get outdoor arts trail

Landscape sculpture
Image caption The work, named Waves and Time, is by landscape artist Chris Drury

The first of 10 giant outdoor sculptures has been unveiled on the Yorkshire Wolds Way walking trail.

The installation, named Waves and Time was unveiled by BBC Countryfile presenter Matt Baker in a valley near Thixendale, East Yorkshire.

Created by "land artist" Chris Drury, the piece is a series of circular earthworks carved into the landscape.

The project called, Wander, is backed by the local tourism body, Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY).

It is part of VHEY's attempt to attract more visitors to the Yorkshire Wolds. Other initiatives include the introduction of new cycling routes.

'Ice and water'

Janet Reuben, chief executive of VHEY, said: "The Wander project is truly unique and because of this it is gaining a lot of positive attention for this region.

"The completed trail will be a magnificent addition to our tourism industry and will encourage new visitors to experience what we have to offer."

Artist Chris Drury has produced work in Antarctica and in the desert in Nevada, US.

He said: "The valley itself is the sculpture, so that anything there has to be very subtle.

"My plan was to make a few lines in gentle rolling mounded grass banks that follow the original movement of the ice and water."

The Yorkshire Wolds Way stretches 79 miles (127km) north from the coast near Hull to the seaside town of Filey.

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