Author Topic: Doing the Dales  (Read 2019 times)

midweekmountain

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Re: Doing the Dales
« Reply #15 on: 15:31:55, 29/03/17 »
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Another brilliant sunny day in the Dales and a different ariel angle for a photo from the top of Goredale Scar, used to be one of my stomping grounds as a climber back in the day.

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« Reply #16 on: 09:29:22, 30/03/17 »
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Through the chees press.

As a walker its hard to realise that in the Dales there are as many paths underground as there are on the surface.

So you can't really 'Do the Dales' without mentioning the caving/pot holing scene, its not everyones choice.....BUT.....its very popular.

These photos were taken in Long Churn its a superb beginners cave, we have taken groups of all ages down there, these photos are from a team of estate agents on a team building course.

Way back we used to regularly take our kids and their friends caving its a fantastic experience for them, they used to love it.


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Escaping Dr Bannisters Hand Basin

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« Reply #17 on: 09:35:34, 31/03/17 »
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Late evening sun over the Wharfe at Grassington.

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Re: Doing the Dales
« Reply #18 on: 11:54:47, 31/03/17 »
I have been really enjoying your photos of the Dales MWM.  Here's a few that I took last June when the meadows were full of buttercups.  The first one is Thwaite and the other two were taken near Muker.








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midweekmountain

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« Reply #19 on: 12:18:13, 31/03/17 »
Thanks Dave, I recognise exactly where your excellent photos were taken, my partner loves meadow flowers and is itching to get back to the Dales in the spring.

So no doubt we will be going back later in the year.

At the moment I am preparing for a month in Scotland so no Dales photos in April.

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« Reply #20 on: 12:52:40, 31/03/17 »
Thanks MWM.  If your partner likes meadow flowers she will no doubt like this photo that I took at Muker last June.  I think early summer is the best time to visit the Dales, when the meadows are full of flowers and also newborn lambs.
Enjoy your trip to Scotland.



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Re: Doing the Dales
« Reply #21 on: 08:48:25, 01/04/17 »
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Spot the climber lost in space in red

Another one of my old stomping grounds and all time fave places.

We approached the cove from above via the dry valley, instead of following the hords down the Left end. We took the old climbers descent path down the right wing and were rewarded with the view of a climber on one of the more spectacular parts of the cove.

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Re: Doing the Dales
« Reply #22 on: 08:52:17, 01/04/17 »
If your partner likes meadow flowers she will no doubt like this photo that I took at Muker last June.

Yes she spends hours getting photos like that!!!!!!!

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« Reply #23 on: 10:21:02, 01/04/17 »
Some fabulous photo here mwm & DD -
I've gazed out at that view from the bridge on the Wharfe countless times and never tire of it. It looks splendid with the lowering sun catching the buildings.
The meadow shots from you both are sublime.
Only a hill but all of life to me,
Up there, between the sunset and the sea.  Geoffrey Winthrop Young.

DevonDave

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« Reply #24 on: 16:27:58, 01/04/17 »

The meadow shots from you both are sublime.
Thanks IM.  I think the scenery in the Dales makes photography easy.

midweekmountain

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« Reply #25 on: 14:31:20, 02/04/17 »
Thanks guys all this really started with a 99p purchase from a charity shop, its amazing how little things influence us.

midweekmountain

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« Reply #26 on: 14:34:58, 02/04/17 »

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Another barn shot from nr Thwaite



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Re: Doing the Dales
« Reply #27 on: 00:09:47, 03/04/17 »

Methinks you've been missing out the fantastic scenery a little bit further north.


Packhorse Bridge over Old Gang Beck, just off Swaledale





Just under Redmire Scar, Wensleydale





The Swale, on the outskirts of Richmond





I count meself dead lucky to have Swaledale on me doorstep.   O0

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« Reply #28 on: 08:36:54, 03/04/17 »
Nice photos dittzzy.  I agree, you're really lucky to live there.

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Re: Doing the Dales
« Reply #29 on: 10:05:17, 03/04/17 »

Some fantastic photos O0


Reminded me of an article I read a few years ago in the Land & Business Magazine, the monthly magazine the landowner's organisation the CLA distributes to it's members. In the regional section for the Dales, their representative for that area claimed landowners were the reason why the landscape was so great. I thought this was a bit arrogant, geology, the passage of time over many millennia (in which the CLA did not exist!) and the work of many generations, who were not the actual freeholders, have contributed. There are those, who like their spiritual side to fall into a specific denomination, might think that a god of some form or other had something to do with, but then having has the chance to read 'Land and Business Magazine for a few years ago, I came away with a distinct feeling that organisation thought that it was GOD.
A few excerpts have been included in this topic, where I have tried to collect a few of the instances of godlike properties that have influenced our access to our countryside.
BWW
Their Land is in Our Country.