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Cache No. 3229 – The Coldstones Cut Earthcache

Submitted by on Saturday, 17 May 2014No Comment
Cache No. 3229 – The Coldstones Cut Earthcache

The Coldstones Cut is one of the biggest and highest piece of public artwork in Yorkshire. The sculpture was commissioned by Nidderdale visual arts and Hanson Aggregates, who run the Coldstones Quarry, which the sculpture overlooks. Designed by Andrew Sabin and completed in 2010 it stands 1,375 feet above sea level on the edge of a working quarry. The Coldstones Cut sculpture is a mix of both old and new, as it combines ancient stone blocks with a contemporary streetscape. The streetscape is complemented by winding paths, and there are platforms which allow the visitor to appreciate different views from the sculpture.

17th May 2014 – Zephine’s First Earthcache GC4Z2A3 – cache #3229
I am glad that someone has recognised what a fantastic place this is and put an Earthcache here. Back last Summer I had thought about doing the same myself and discussed it with various other cachers, but never got round to it. I had taken photographs of all of the noticeboards so I had answers to all the questions but one3… my photographs from last year would also have given me a different answer to one of the questions as the quarry is now another layer deeper.
I had even got so far as thinking about possible questions, one of which was going to be “As Children we all knew that if you dug a deep enough hole you would come out in China, but which direction is Beijing ?”
I had decided upon this question as I was quite amused that from Yorkshire to get to Beijing (China), Brisbane (Australia) and Invegargill (New Zealand) you headed in the same direction as Oslo (Norway) !



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