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Outside art: great sculpture parks and trails

From life-sized elephants to figures hanging from the trees above you, England’s sculpture parks and trails make for an enlightening winter walk. Here are 10 of the best

The vast number of sculpture parks and trails around England seems to be one of the nation’s best-kept secrets. Scattered across the country, they offer a wide variety of artworks to be enjoyed outdoors and the general ambience and landscape of each is uniquely different. They are also a great way to encourage the enjoyment of art for children who might otherwise rebel at being taken to a gallery. Best of all, many are free. The ones selected here remain open all year so you can enjoy them with the end of the autumn colours, and even in the snow.

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