10 photos that capture the true beauty of the new areas of the Yorkshire Dales
PUBLISHED: 00:00 29 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:56 26 August 2016
August 1st sees the Yorkshire Dales National Park extended by another 160 square miles.
Yorkshire Dales photography
'Britannia' climbs through Mallerstang by Peter Ainsworth
Casterton Fell by Duncan Mills
Hamlet of Beckfoot by Tracey Moore
Howgills by Peter Cope
Howgills from Tebay by Keith Carter
Mallerstang Edge by John Wood
Orton View by Christine Robinson
Raisbeck, Orton by Christine Robinson
The Barbon Fells by Jake Thomson
Wild Boar Fell from High Shaw Paddock by John Wood
The newly expanded Yorkshire Dales will now stretch westwards to take in the Barbon and Casterton Fells overlooking the Lune Valley, lonely Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang as well as a huge sweep of limestone country in the Orton Fells while the Northern Howgill Fells will finally enjoy the same protection as their identical southern sisters.
While this is welcome news, it’s rather confusing that much of the newly designated land is still technically in Cumbria, with the busy M6 acting as the borderline between the two national parks of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
Why don’t you upload your photos of the new Yorkshire Dales areas to the reader photo gallery? We pick the best ones each month to go in the magazine
To view maps of the new areas of the Yorkshire Dales: click here