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Scrap-metal sheep line cycle route
Scrap-metal sheep
There are 11 sheep along the greenway
Cyclists and walkers are expected to flock to West Yorkshire after metal sheep sculptures were planted along a disused railway track.

The 11 scrap-metal sheep are part of a 100,000 project to put public art on display.

Local artists have been commissioned to spruce up the eight-mile long Spen Valley Greenway between Dewsbury and Bradford.

Sculptor Sally Matthews told BBC Look North: "Most of the reaction has been quite positive especially now they are going in the ground.

"The sculpture really takes shape when it becomes part of a flock so people can really see what I'm getting at."

David Hall, director of Sustainable Transport - a company which encourages people to leave their cars behind - said: "It is as if someone has gobbled up the railway track and come out with some sheep instead.

"This will be a very memorable landmark for people who come through."


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