The Coldstones Cut

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    The Coldstones Cut

    At 421 metres above sea level, The Coldstones Cut is Yorkshires biggest and highest public artwork. The major landmark offers an amazing view of the quarry hidden within the hill below. Coldstones quarry is the only remaining quarry in Nidderdale. Be prepared when visiting the Coldstones Cut as it can be very windy.

     

     




     

    The role of the Coldstones Cut

    The initial objective was to create a viewing platform where local schoolchildren could visit the Coldstones Quarry in a safe environment. It was thanks to this that the amazing Coldstones Cut was formed. The sculpture functions as an array of platforms from which visitors can view the spectacular quarry below. The artwork functions as an interpretive medium for the surrounding landscape, its industrial heritage and its relationship with the quarry. The attraction gives visitors a fantastic outlook over the landscape of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty and beyond.

     

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    Views of Nidderdale AONB

     

    A Major Landmark

    At a height of 1375 feet above sea level, the sculpture can be freely explored by visitors who can walk the various winding paths. Take the time to read the excellent information panels and check out the compass highlighting distant features and locations. When you experience some of the extraordinary vistas which the platforms expose it can take your breath away. The Coldstones Cut Combines a contemporary streetscape with the brute impressiveness of ancient stone block constructions.

     

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    Contemporary Streetscape

     

    Visiting The Coldstones Cut

    Entrance to The Coldstones Cut is free of charge. A visit is highly recommended in order to understand the scale and splendour of the sculpture and its location. The Coldstones Cut is situated 2 miles from Pateley Bridge on the B6265. Parking is provided at the Toft Gate Lime Kiln car park from which the footpath climbs 40-metres over a 500-metre stretch leading up to the sculpture. Suitable footwear and clothing should be worn as the location is exposed to the elements and the weather can be harsh and change suddenly.

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    Footpath Leading to The Coldstones Cut

     

    Local Landmarks

    Located less than 5 miles from The Coldstones Cut is Brimham Rocks an amazing collection of balancing rock formations. Brimham Rocks is a great day out for families. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the unique landscape. Children love to climb the rock formations whilst adults take in the magnificent views over Nidderdale.

    The Coldstones Cut was last modified: October 5th, 2017 by Dan
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    1. Dan Post authorThe Coldstones Cut
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      If you are in the Nidderdale area then you should definitely make the effort to visit the Coldstones Cut. The views from the sculpture are breathtaking, but do wrap up warm.

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