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12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Wensleydale

PUBLISHED: 00:00 05 November 2016

Hawes, Wensleydale by Philip Doncaster

Hawes, Wensleydale by Philip Doncaster


You don’t have to to ‘say cheese’ to raise a smile when visiting Wensleydale, it’s one of the pretiiest places in the country.

For those not in the know, Wensleydale is all about a certain dairy product immortalised by Wallace and Gromit, but while the cheese has become renowned for its undoubted quality, the place from which it takes its name is equally as delightful.

Wensleydale is considered by many to be their favourite part of the Yorkshire Dales, with picture perfect fields and pretty villages such as Hawes.

There is plenty of history to discover in Wensleydale, the imposing fortress Bolton Castle, near Leyburn was a prison for Mary Queen of Scots and Middleham Castle, which was once home to Richard III, still echoes to the clatter of horses hooves.

If water shots are what you are looking for, then you are spoilt for choice in Wensleydale. Hardraw Force and Aysgarth Falls are two of the most famous waterfalls in the country, but West Burton falls and the lake of Semerwater are also favourites with vistors.

Why don’t you upload your Wensleydale photos to the reader photo gallery? We pick the best ones each month to go in the magazine.

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