Valley of Desolation

The Valley of Desolation was so-called after the great storm of 1826 which whipped across North Yorkshire, felling trees and taking out much of the area’s plant life. However, Yorkshire’s flora and fauna are made of stern stuff and while it took a while, the natural foliage did eventually return.

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This tranquil valley links the River Wharfe corridor to Barden Fell and part of one of the quieter walks, thanks to terrain and mud, from Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire, England.

Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
Yorkshire weather can be four seasons in one day. On Friday the weather was more like Spring with the added bonus of beautiful Autumn colours. Do mornings get better? This image was taken on the Bolton Abbey estate, very close to the Valley of Desolation in North Yorkshire, England.
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
A beautiful early Autumn morning, heading alone towards the Valley of Desolation …
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey is an estate in Wharfedale in North Yorkshire, England, which takes its name from the ruins of the 12th-century Augustinian monastery—now generally known as Bolton Priory. The sun looks inviting and warm but it was early and bloody cold, the first frost of the year, that I have seen, on shaded areas of grass.
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
When the morning is this nice, the camera is just a bonus to being there and breathing the fresh morning air. The river Wharfe flows through the Bolton Abbey estate in North Yorkshire, UK.
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
I’m not sure if the sheep had even noticed I was there, I could not help snapping a two exposure HDR off of the two trees and shows in the low autumn sun.
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
Sunshine starts to filter into the Valley of Desolation on the Bolton Abbey estate in North Yorkshire, England. I love bright crisp Autumn mornings like this.
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
I will have to go back and photograph this waterfall in winter, it is said to look beautiful when it ices up!!
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
Early Autumn natural beauty …
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
A strange composition I know, this image sums up what stage of Autumn we were on at that day and time if that makes any sense at all!
Valley of Desolation Bolton Abbey
The river wharfe going ever downwards through the valley of desolation, which is part of the Bolton Abbey estate in North Yorkshire, England. All valley shots were taken with the Nikon D7100, Tokina 11 -16mm f/2.8 and a polarizing filter.

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I am a landscape/seascape photographer from All comments appreciated and answered.Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.

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