A Dales summer & are we related?

IMG_8982Summer can be all too brief, especially here in the Dales. Hopefully there are a few more warm days to come. Here are fourteen shots from a Dales ‘summer’ …

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First shot and above, sheep enjoying a summer sunset in the dales – both taken at Winskill, Ribblesdale

 

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The signpost should really read ‘Good weather left, stormy weather right’

 

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Looking the other way from the previous picture of Penyghent taken at Dale Head Farm, I like the way the wall follows the ridge

 

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Looking across the Ribble near Horton in Ribblesdale

 

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Shame about the telephone wires but still a nice shot of a tree in the Ribble meadows with Penyghent looming ominously in the background

 

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There aren’t many flatish, open spaces in Upper Ribblesdale – this one is between Horton and Helwith Bridge

 

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I posted a similar shot to this a few weeks back but prefer this one with a shaft of sunshine lighting up the meadow in Horton, and Penyghent looking dark and moody in the background.

 

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Someone shouted ‘mint sauce!’ and started a stampede

 

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A Dales stile and drystone wall with interesting sky. Fountains Fell in the background.

 

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Sheep couldn’t care less about what’s happening in the Dales sky.

 

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Not the clearest view of Pendle Hill from near the top of the Craven Fault above Settle.

 

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Trees soaking up the summer sun in the ground of Langcliffe Hall, Ribblesdale. (I’m peering over the wall, not trespassing!)

 

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Finally, a shot of Marsett in Raydale – hidden just over the hills from the Dales of Ribblesdale, Wharfedale and Wensleydale.

For the benefit of anyone tracing their family tree – particularly in West and North Yorkshire – I have now published a list of surnames connected to my own family. Click on the Family History page to see whether your surname is included – if so, please feel free to contact me via the comments section or by email on paul@jacksoneditorial.co.uk and we’ll discover whether you have a link to my lot.

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