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 take 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
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 The 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 metreing” 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.