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.
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.
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.