Andy Goldsworthy is an artist who refurbished, and or re-built, a number of sheepfolds scattered about the north a number of years ago ostensibly to produce a work of art - they seem to be referred to as "installations." I suggest Google if you want to learn more.
All this, having been brought to my attention by friends The Kendal Grufties who comment here, I decided to visit some of these forty five venues periodically, although I am not motivated to take this too seriously or urgently, so perhaps my visits will only appear from time to time.
1. Mountjoy Farm Folds - Underbarrow, nr. Kendal - SD 459 933 and SD 459 935
Two folds in opposite corners of the same field. A feature common to some of these installations is a large boulder inside the installation, so I suspect these are new constructions built round the boulder rather than historic sheepfolds refurbished. It seems strange that there was only a stile entrance and no provision for sheep to enter?
|On the way, rounding a bend, I was jolted by this blaze of colour and stopped the car in the middle of the road and snapped this through the windscreen|
A stone stile in the wall is located at the far corner where there are two lighter coloured stones on the wall.
That was the location from where the next photo is taken.
|Looking back at 1a in context of the location|
N.b. only entrance is hardly suitable for sheep?