Friday Photo Challenge

After last weeks pickle I’m pleased to say I’ve got the right day and the right challenge – I think!

Today’s photo challenge by Postcard from Gibraltar is Wild, so I think I feel some more walking photos coming on!

Kirkstone Pass

This is Kirkstone Pass up in the Lake District, it runs from Ambleside at the top end of Windermere (which you can just see) over the bleak tops to Ullswater, it’s a fantastic drive but it is pretty wild up there if the weather turns.

This is a fairly flat bit in the Yorkshire Dales, we were walking the western half of the Bay2Bay walk, Grassington to Barrow in Furness, I think it’s around the Settle area….

…a bit higher on the same walk, this is typical Dales scenery, dry stone walls (there’s no mortar, they are just built by skillful positioning of the irregular stones) moors and limestone outcrops and pavements.

This is The Strid, where the River Wharfe goes from a fairly wide river to a wild torrent as it travels through a chasm not much wider than a stride, hence the name. Unfortunately many people have lost their lives over the centuries, believing they could jump across.

Wild sorghum in stitches from my Flower Lattice embroidery.

More dry stone walls from our Bay2Bay walk. The skill and stamina required to build these walls always amazes me, these walls will be 100’s of years old. This hill is as steep and long as it looks,we’d just hauled ourselves up it! It is straight as a die as far as the eye can see.

One of the joys of walking in late spring or early summer is wild bluebells flowering in ancient woodland. The scent is heavenly and travels quite a distance. You catch a scent and then you see a sea of blue.

I will finish with the video I put on youtube of the view from Wideopen Hill on St Cuthberts Way when we walked it in September, just in case anyone missed it last time! We pretty much walked for a week in countryside like this, we didn’t appreciate just how much we had got used to the quiet and the solitude until we reached Lindisfarne, a tiny island off the Northumberland coast. The coachloads of tourists were really quite overwhelming at first. It surprised us as this is the sixth long distance walk we’ve done, but this is the first time we experience that feeling of bewilderment when we ‘rejoined’ society.



About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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7 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    I’ve read about The Stride, so it was lovely to see it.
    Such gorgeous (but windy!) countryside. (Long & envious sigh!)

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  2. Laura says:

    Wow! Those rock walls are amazing! I sure wish I could walk with you! Thanks for sharing the photos. šŸ™‚

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  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I am envious of your walks. The scenery you see and I must feel amazing to accomplish such a walk. That photo with the bluebells and the rock wall is gorgeous. I could almost smell the blue bells.

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  4. Yes wow, totally wow! Your walks look legendary šŸ™‚

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  5. wybrow1966 says:

    Oh would love to have the time to do a little more walking – and you show such lovely parts of the country!

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  6. anudge says:

    The photos were fabulous – what a wonderful walk.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Pingback: Friday photo challenge (week 52) Winter plus the Autumn / Winter roundup | Postcard from Gibraltar

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