The Seated Man of the North Yorkshire Moors
A THREE metre high statue of a Seated Man has appeared in one of the most dramatic locations on the North Yorkshire Moors.
The painted bronze statue, which has been likened to Jeremy Corbyn by some locals, was created by artist Sean Henry, commissioned by the David Ross Foundation. The Seated Man of the North Yorkshire Moors was put up at Castleton Rigg, in Westerdale, within the Moors National Park in June, and is proving to be a big draw for tourists and visitors prepared to hike the half a mile to see it.
The figure gazes out over Westerdale contemplating the landscape and is due to remain in place for five years. It’s already proved controversial on social media, there are many supporters, but some are not so keen, one commentator complained: “It’s another example of the despoilation of the natural beauty of the countryside by the ‘arty farty’ brigade.”
Postcode YO21 2NW will get you in to the general area.
The Seated Man is on top of Castleton Rigg above Westerdale, it is visible from the road out of Castleton towards Hutton-le-Hole.
There’s some limited (free) parking on the roadside and a 0.5 mile walk uphill over some reasonably rough but not insurmountable moorland terrain to get to the top.