Last Week’s Shoot – Skipton Woods

This was actually a walk on my day off after our final workshop of the season at Bolton Abbey.  The colours in Strid Wood had been fantastic during the workshop, so a look at nearby Skipton Castle Woods was in order – and as this was a day off I just grabbed the trusty little […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Birk Crag

I have wandered through the Pine Woods at Harrogate a number of times on visits to Harlow Carr gardens but have never explored the woods at nearby Birk Crag, so with the autumn colours coming to their peak I picked a nice still overcast day last week to explore… There is an area of woodland […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Guisecliff Wood

I’ve done quite a few autumnal shoots around Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale over the last few years and on every visit to Guisecliff Wood it had either still been green or all the trees were already bare, so this year I made a visit a little earlier in the autumn than I would normally pick […]

Last Week’s Shoot – A Brontë Pilgrimage

I had a go at reading Wuthering Heights many years ago but found it rather hard going and didn’t get very far into Emily Brontë’s only novel.  That all changed this year, inspired by the brilliant drama To Walk Invisible last Christmas, I took up the Wuthering Heights challenge again and not only did I […]

Wild Garlic in Skipton Woods

I did a few Yorkshire spring woodland shoots last year for the Woodland Trust and was so impressed with the wild garlic in Skipton Castle Woods that I decided to return this year for another look. I wasn’t disappointed with a fantastic crop of flowers this year which were just about at their peak on […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Skipton Woods

Last autumn I did a shoot of a number of Yorkshire woodlands for the Woodland Trust. In most cases I had visited the woods previously, but I’d not been to Skipton Woods before and it proved to be such a delight that I decided to make a return visit this year… The woods are very […]

Last Week’s Shoot – Studley Royal

I did a walk from Ripon to Studley Royal in the summer and decided to put it on my list of autumn shoots this year.  Although there’s not a lot of dense woodland, the area around The Lake has plenty of nice looking trees and I thought there would be a few opportunities for reflections […]

A Walk on Ilkley Moor…

I had been hoping to explore some different moorland this August but with a trip to Scotland coming up at the end of the month (more on that soon) I only managed to fit in a quick trip to Ilkley for a stroll on the moor.  Still, I’d not been for quite a while, so […]

National Parks Week – North York Moors

I’ve already had a look at the Yorkshire Dales for National Parks Week so as the week draws to a close it’s time to visit Yorkshire’s other major national park, the North York Moors. The park was established in 1952, making it a couple of years older than the Yorkshire Dales, and covers some 1434 […]

Field Barns at Gunnerside Swaledale Yorkshire Dales England

National Parks Week – Yorkshire Dales

Today is the start of National Parks Week, an annual celebration of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes.  So, to kick off the celebrations, here’s a look at my nearest national park, the wonderful Yorkshire Dales.  A mention of the Dales immediately brings to mind dry stone walls and field barns in lush green meadows – hence […]