I felt the need to head to the hills for the day and my original plan was to visit High Force and to walk round the south side of the falls. However, having given a fair impression of Quasimodo at YPS the evening before this wasn’t a good idea. 2 miles with full camera kit was going to be a struggle so I decided to got to Keld instead and have a waterfall fest.
I recently met up with Ruth Grindrod for a day’s photography in the Yorkshire Dales. We have chatted on Facebook for a while so it was really nice to actually meet up and for me to show Ruth a few new locations.
Last weekend I went on a David Speight workshop in the Yorkshire Dales and on Sunday morning we walked up Twistleton Scar and onto Scales Moor to find the eggy erratic. This wasn't as straightforward as you may think as we caught the tail end of Tropical Storm Ernesto which meant the weather was distinctly unpleasant.
The Old Gang smeltmill complex is considered to be one of the best preserved lead smelt mills, and the most structurally complex, in the North Pennines. It is situated just over a mile from the Feetham to Langthwaite Road on the Old Gang Beck.
Once it had stopped hammering with rain I put on my boots and set off further afield with my camera. I've been to Kettlewell many times but until last week I had never walked up Dowber Gill Beck. This valley provides a route up Great Whernside but I got as far as Providence Pot before heading back to Hag Dyke and the views towards Diamond Hill.
The rain was trapped in Wharfedale and our plans to enjoy some photography were thwarted until we drove over the hill into Bishopdale and Wensleydale where it was dry and relatively sunny.
Sara and I have communicated quite a few times on Twitter so it was lovely to actually meet up and go out in her territory together.
Thursday promised to be a splendid day and so I headed off the Wensleydale to wander around the waterfalls of Aysgarth and West Burton.
In addition to photographing many of the waterfalls on the western side of the Dales I did a lot of walking as the Settle area is an area I don't know especially well.
I recently went to Settle for a week's holiday with the intention of exploring the limestone features and waterfalls of the western Yorkshire Dales. There is so much to explore on that side of the national park and the scenery is spectacular.
I realised that I hadn't visited the Yorkshire Dales in over a year which is a scandal now that I have so much on my hands so I decided to drive to Kettlewell.
The weather during my week was actually fairly dreadful and I was really discouraged to taking to the hills for walks; especially after Keith's fall on Sunday
Everything was dried out after Saturday's extended paddling so I set off on Sunday to meet the rest of the group for a day's shoot with David Speight et al. Our first port of call was the limestone pavement at the top of Conistone where we were going to explore the views and features
At last the holiday season has arrived and I set off with great anticipation to Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales.
Today I joined up again with Tom Marsh and his Yorkshire Photo Walks group for a wander around the lower reaches of Wensleydale and West Burton.