12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Wensleydale
PUBLISHED: 00:00 05 November 2016
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.
A Touch of Frost, Over Wensleydale by Sandra Cockayne
Askrigg by John Dobson
Aysgarth falls by Gordon Wharton
Buttercups in Wensleydale, from Hawes by Gordon Ratcliffe
Glowing Wensleydale by Neil Farrington
Hawes, Wensleydale by Philip Doncaster
Hill Shadows at Semerwater, Wensleydale by Paul Hunter
Looking over to Hawes by Pat Trede
Middleham Castle by Philip Doncaster
Penhill by Kim Ralls
Upper Wensleydale by Dennis Hodgetts
View from The Shawl, Leyburn by Robert J. Duck
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.
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.
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