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Yorkshire Dales, Grassington, 21st May.

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by Les_McLean, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. Les_McLean

    Les_McLean Well-Known Member

    A group of photographers are meeting up for a days photography , Grassington , Yorkshire Dales, taking in Linton Falls, River Wharfe, Hebden Beck and Gill, Grassington Moor and the limestone pavements above Grassington.

    The walk is around 10 miles, with relatively easy going.

    The photographers (around 10 of us) , are of mixed ability, from relative novices to experienced landscapers.

    The day is open to anyone who wants to join us, completely free (apart from car-parking), and although I can't guarantee good weather, I can promise an interesting day out, in good company, with plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

    If you do want to join us, drop me a message (so I'll know to look out for, and I'll send you my mobile number)

    Will be meeting at 9.30 in Yorkshire Dales Carpark in Grassington (it's well signposted)

    Map route below, with information and walk profile (click for bigger size)




  2. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    Too far south for me...but thanks for the invite!

  3. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Too far north for me...but thanks for the invite!

    Chris [​IMG] ...sounds like a cracking day!
  4. Steve_Bell

    Steve_Bell Well-Known Member

    As of now that Sunday is free, so I should be there. I'll stay overnight at my sisters in Gargrave, then join you at the car park. It's a very nice area, so far my only walking/photography in that area has been around Malham. Isn't a 9.30am start a bit late to catch the best light?
  5. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Yes, I think it ought to start at 05.30 :eek: :D :)

    Chris [​IMG] ...now let me see. What will I be doing around 05.30... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
  6. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Can't be there, but here's an interesting challenge: Find and photograph (if you should be passing) the most interesting headstone in Linton (St Michael's) church yard. "A tip: It commemorates two of my ancestors, one is my great-great-great-great-grandfather, the other is his brother. Additional tip: both are surnamed: Davis.
    Best of luck, Mike Davis
  7. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    Great idea for a prank Chris....you go there at 5:30 and you should be able to take all the photos before they get there! I'm sure they will still enjoy the walk....
    :D :D

  8. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Better still Graeme , you start at 05.30, take some cracking pics then when they show us theirs, you can show 'em yours and say you took 'em at the right time of day :D :D :D

    Chris [​IMG] ..meanwhile, I'll be envious of you taking all them pics whilst I'm laying in bed...

    PS. We're not falling for that one are we children?
  9. Les_McLean

    Les_McLean Well-Known Member

    Yes, it probably is late for the best light, but there are folk travelling from quite a distance to get there (Newcastle/durham/lancashire).
    Anyway, I usually find the days out we have, it's how folk feed from each other, understanding how others 'read' a particular scene, swopping techniques, having a laugh and generally enjoying themselves that is important, there are no prima-donnas in the group.
    While you may not come away with any wall hanging images from the day, you will hopefully come away knowing slightly more than when you started :)
  10. Les_McLean

    Les_McLean Well-Known Member

    Good challenge Mike, I think I have an image of this church somewhere, I'll stick it up in the appraisal forum ,

  11. 0

    0 Guest

    Hi Les

    New to the site (I have relative who is a moderator but wont embarass him by revealing all!), looks an interesting day out. I will plan to be there.

  12. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Aw go on Phil. Tell us who your moderator relative is...................we won't tell...................honest! :D ;)
  13. ermintrude

    ermintrude Hinkypuff

    I'm guessing...Chris (Siuya) :cool:
  14. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    I would think so..?

  15. Les_McLean

    Les_McLean Well-Known Member

    The issue you raised regarding the cycle race, I contacted YD, and this is the response from the press officer :
    Dear Les

    Thanks for getting in touch about the walk you have planned for the 21st May. There is indeed an on road cycle event that day starting in Grassington, but it will start and finish at the Rugby Club and the organisers are not expecting any knock on affect on the National Park car park facility. I foyu require any further information then please feel free to get in touch.

    Mark Allum

    Access Officer Projects

    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority



    So it looks as though we will be O.K,

  16. 0

    0 Guest

    Ok Les

    Thanks for clarification - looking forward to it.

  17. downfader

    downfader Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good day! Too far north for me as well :)

    I must admit that some of my best pics have been taken around midday but on mono film with various filters. :D
  18. d_g_edge

    d_g_edge Well-Known Member

    Hoping to travel up from Manchester, work commitments allowing. Can you PM me with the GPS start point (cut short by window on map insert) and your mobile number in case of difficulty.

    Many thanks,
  19. Hotblack

    Hotblack Dead Horse Flogger

    Fantastic part of the world. Would love to go but am already booked up that weekend. Damn long way from Oxfordshire too but would have turned it in to a weekend away. Oh well!!
  20. 0

    0 Guest


    As it will be full daylight for the walk, are you expecting we should carry tripods?


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