HampshireCam Travels ~ Yorkshire Dales Scrapbook

The sprinter arriving at Ribblehead station, in the background is Ingleborough another of the Dales three peaks, the third Pen-y-ghent is a few miles down the line.                                                                   All Photographs © David Packman


Free as the birds - Three paragliders enjoying the themals over the 1850ft high Park Fell.


Langstrothdale - The River Wharfe near Yockenthwaite, the last time I saw the river in Langstrothdale it was a lot higher and flowing over the rocks. Below a young Pied Wagtail looking for insects.




At the point where Langstrothdale and Wharfedale meet lies the tiny hamlet of Hubberholme. Author and playright J.B.Priestley described the hamlet as "One of the smallest and pleasantest places in the world. It consists of an old church, a pub, and a bridge, set in a dale among high moors".


The hamlet's 13th century church of St Michael & All Angels has a fine 16th century example of a rood-loft, one of only two left in Yorkshire. Originally instead of the cross there would have been a crucifix with figures of the Blessed Virgin and St John on either side. The pews and chairs were made by the famous "Mouseman of Kilburn" Robert Thompson whose trade mark was a carved mouse. Robert Thompson was born in 1876 and taught himself to use the traditional tools of his craft and dedicated his life to carving and joinery using English Oak.


Hubberholme was the haunt of J B Priestley one of Yorkshire's best-loved writers, who requested that his ashes should be scattered in the churchyard.

A couple of the Mouseman of Kilburn trade marks.

Teesdale - The River Tees tumbles over High Force. Although it drops 70 feet, during the summer it looks a mere trickle compared to the winter (below) when the river is in full spate. The Tees rises high on the heather covered fells of the North Pennines, High Force is situated on the Raby Estate in Upper Teesdale.


Photograph Copyright © Diane Wesson


The stone barns of Swaledale - As the dales get more and more popular so do the barns which are now appearing on the market for conversion into homes or holiday lets.


A storm brewing over the Yorkshire Dales.                                                                 All Photographs © David Packman

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