West Burton Falls

Whilst walking in North Yorkshire recently, I took the opportunity to check out a place that my friend Pete Stockton and I had discussed going to last year but never had enough time. Waterfalls are a particular favourite of mine and West Burton Falls, being so close to Aysgarth Falls, are possibly underrated. They do, however, rattle through the village of West Burton at a great rate of knots. I met a couple of other photographers whilst I was there and one chap from Harrogate thought it unusual to see three photogs complete with tripod on one day so that sort of proves the point. Anyway, we thought the village was just stunning, so much so that we looked around for property whilst there. SWMBO was very taken with the place and explored in great detail whilst I happily took some images. Here are a few, together with one view taken whilst travelling towards Muker for a nice circular walk between Muker and Keld.

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Summerhills Force

Following on from the previous post. I found Summerhills Force to be the most interesting of the three falls that we visited. There are a number of alternative tracks to walk – we only covered the right hand bank as you walk towards the falls. The left hand bank leads you away from the water and over a hill and I’m looking forward to that next time. There’s a great vantage point for an image about half way down. I’m unsure which I prefer – whether it’s the power of the main fall with the cave behind it, or the patterns made by the water, or the overall length with the minor falls as well. Everyone will, I hope, have their own favourite too. This place is well worth a visit. There’s a good car park and a short walk across the road leads you down to Low Force.

A short drive up the road takes you to High Force and you can photograph the Force from both sides of the water. The light had just gone from the main Force so my set of images weren’t anything special – I’d need to visit earlier in the day to get what I wanted.

I hope you like these of Summerhills Force.

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