On Saturday, although cloudy I could feel spring in the air, the Daffodils were peeking through the soil and the birds were singing their songs, so Mum and Auntie Ashley took me to Panallta for a walk on top of Sultan the Pit Pony!
‘Sultan’ the Pit Pony is the UK’s largest figurative earth sculpture.
There are so many different trails to choose from, but today we are going on sultans trail which is posted as a purple horse sign!
This is an award-winning trail called 'Sultans Ear Walk' which leads visitors on a tour of the beautiful country park. The route was chosen as one of the Top 50 walks in the UK !
This is me on top of Sultans back leg!
When Sultan was first constructed he didn't have a name, the locals nicknamed him 'Sultan' after one of the famous colliery ponies that were kept in Penallta Colliery.
Me and Auntie Ashley play as we walk!
Sultan is a giant horse measuring over 200 metres from nose to tail that leaps across the mountainside at this country park.
Sultan himself is made 99% from spoil on the colliery site, it was designed by an artist called Mick Petts. It represents the final freedom of the pit ponies when the collieries closed in 1991.
I just love to explore and the views are just wonderful up here!
Me on Sultans "Maine"
Running up Sultans "Maine"
Sultans Head, the Metal part is his ear!
Photos in Sultans ear!
Playing with Ben.
We had a wonderful time walking together but for now unfortunately we MOUSTACHE!