Discover Ribblesdale – Limestone, Waterfalls and Ribblehead Viaduct – Saturday, 15 March 2025


Discover Ribblesdale – Limestone, Waterfalls and Ribblehead Viaduct – Saturday, 15 March 2025

The Ribblesdale Workshop – features possibly the most dramatic landscape in Yorkshire, with the 3 peaks and the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct. If you are in need of a burst of inspiration, this is the perfect day for you.

Meet in Settle at the Whitefriars Car and Coach Park – 9AM

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The Western Dale – Ribblesdale!

Ribblesdale is unusual for Yorkshire as the water runs west to the Irish Sea, not the north sea like the rest.

It’s a long valley which meaders into Lancashire, though we’ll be starting at the upper end at Settle. here we have an amazing old Hoffman lime kiln – which we’ll briefly┬átake a look at:-

And close by after that we’ll pop up the hill to the Winskill Stones, a set of walls, natural pavements and trees with loads of photographic potential.

After lunch we have the choice of Stainforth Force, which is by a road, or a 1/2 mile treck to this lovely falls, Catrigg Force

Here is the view down into the valley from Winskill Stones – we’ll definitely be stopping here for a few photos.

From this point, we make our way up the valley to the viaduct, but we’ll make a few stops for the views over Pen Y Gent, one of the 3 peaks.

Finally, we get to the viaduct – here’s a shot from the Whernside end looking over to Ingleborough.

This is a view from the “pub end” of the viaduct

Ribblesdale Workshop

This is a less common view from about 1/4 mile away, it’s got a limestone pavement to add as foreground interest – where we go for sunset is up to you!

What You’ll Learn on┬áThe Ribblesdale Workshop

  • Lots of fantastic locations in Yorkshire for future trips
  • How to shoot in the dark – inside the lime kiln!
  • Exposure and composition – if you’re not sure how “manual metering” works, we can show and guide you. Depending on your camera, it can be very easy or pretty challenging!
  • 1-2-1 tips for everyone – whatever your ability level
  • composing images in limestone – using the clints and grikes
  • long exposure or short exposure waterfalls – which do you like best? Try both and find out – and learn how to repeat this over and over.
The Dales have so much to offer, with limestone cliffs, waterfalls, trees and huge viaducts – it’s a day you’ll never forget .
Who should come?
This one’s aimed at all skill levels – if you’re an absolute beginner, then you can learn about composition.
If you’re more advanced, you can learn about metering and exposure, or if you’re advanced, how about ultra-long exposures? Ever used a 10-stop filter etc.

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