Spur of the moment drive up to the Yorkshire dales

james_t / Black & White Photography, Landscapes / / 2 Comments
Spur of the moment drive up to the Yorkshire dales

The weather forecast for my local area and the Yorkshire Dales were beginning to turn and I knew that I had only a short window of opportunity to drive up into the south west of the Dales and spend what I had hoped would be a at least most of the day exploring the area around Ingleborough . Ingleborough at 723 m or 2,372 ft is the second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales. It is one of the Three Yorkshire Peaks, the other two being Whernside (736 m, 2,415 ft) and Pen-y-ghent (694 m, 2,277 ft). The drive up was just under a couple of hours but on arriving, my thoughts of spending a few hours were dashed as the misty and low clouds rolled across the landscape shrouding the peaks and to cap it all hill was been thrown in for good measure. However having driven this far i was determined to get out and up onto the limestone pavement at least to see it up close and get some shots.

Completely wrapped up against the elements, waterproofs, hat, gloves and plenty of lens cloths as well as my camera/lens cover I was ready for what ever could be thrown at me. Fortunately the couple of hours or so , saw breaks in the clouds and the chance to see some sunlight dance across the landscape. It was such an exhilarating few hours and I know I shall be up in the Dales very soon to really explore, even more of this amazing landscape.
yorkshire dales ingleborough limestone pavement

yorkshire dales atmospheric limestone pavement

2 Comments

  1. Raye Rieder  —  April 2, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    J. So amazing the different landscapes found through out England….similar to Oregon…varied and beautiful. This looks so like a moonscape..desolate, forboding yet quietly lovely. Hope this coming week is eye candy for you and your camera. Always smiles, R.

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  2. Cornelia  —  April 3, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Most beautiful and story telling images, James, I really enjoyed viewing them

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