These stunning snow sculptures are wowing visitors to a Sheffield beauty spot – including a cute dog and a 15ft snowman

Snow is a mixed blessing – while it causes havoc on the roads and often shuts schools, it makes the landscape look spellbinding when it’s freshly fallen.

Friday, 15th January 2021, 12:14 pm
Updated Friday, 15th January 2021, 12:46 pm

And one of the most fun things to do after snow has arrived is to pull on a winter coat, hat, scarf and gloves, and head out to build a snowman.

The Bolehill Recreation Ground in Crookes is one of Sheffield’s best-loved beauty spots, and is the ideal place for a wintry walk with its views of the Loxley and Rivelin valleys towards the Peak District.

Over the past 48 hours, thick snow has settled in the city – and the Bolehills has become the setting for some impressive snow sculptures.

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The snow dog on the Bolehills in Crookes.

One highly realistic creation depicts a cute dog wagging its tail, while another that must have been a team effort takes the form of a giant snowman that reaches a height of around 15ft.

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There’s another, boxier snowman too, that looks a little like a forbidding robot.

The Met Office has put a weather warning in place for further snow and ice in South Yorkshire from midnight to 6pm on Saturday.

The 'snow robot' on the Bolehills in Crookes.

“An area of rain pushing eastwards is expected to turn to snow in places,” forecasters said. “Snow is likely to fall to low levels over east Scotland and northern England for a time on the leading edge of the rain. Further south the most likely scenario is for rain though there is a small chance of snow falling down to 150 metres or so leading to two to five centimetres in places.”

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The giant snowman on the Bolehills in Crookes.