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Lots of new photos on Flickr

I’ve uploaded a backlog of photos from February to Flickr. I’ve taken rather a lot which is largely attributable to having a new camera to play with, but also because I’ve had more opportunities to take pictures. Here are the sets I’ve uploaded:
Leeds Liverpool Canal
Skipton and Embsay Crag, which are pictures from a walk starting at Skipton station and heading up to Embsay Crag, a hill north-east of Skipton. It’s quite a nice walk, considering I hobbled it together out of 3 different walks that I found via Google a few days before. I would have taken more pictures but both my camera batteries died when I got to the top of the crag.
On the train
Haworth and the Worth Valley in the snow – taken in early February during the heavy snowfall. I and a group of friends took the steam train from Keighley to Haworth, and then walked around the area after the obligatory pub lunch. Though there was a lot of snow on the ground, it was a lovely clear day and I’m quite proud of some of the shots.
Leeds Liverpool Canal
Walking between Shipley and Leeds is a set of photos that I took while walking the 13 miles between Shipley and Leeds on the towpath of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. It wasn’t a very interesting walk but somehow I managed to take 24 interesting photographs.
Stepping Stones
On Saturday I was walking in Dovedale in the Peak District National Park. Dovedale is a very picturesque valley, now managed by the National Trust, and it formed part of a 14 mile circular walk from a nearby village. I can thoroughly recommend the ice cream shop at the car park at the bottom of the valley.
The Major Oak
On Sunday I was in Sherwood Forest, which predictably had lots of trashy tourist stuff about Robin Hood but also a lot about how the ancient forest is being managed and preserved. This includes the Major Oak, shown above, which is over 1000 years old.


  1. I love the picture of the 1000 year old oak tree. Never been to Sherwood Forest. Touristy crap aside, worth the visit then?

  2. Yes, I’d say so. There’s a good balance of touristy crap with interesting conservation. It is a nature reserve first and foremost and it’s possible to largely avoid the Robin Hood stuff if you must.