Local photographers contribute to Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust 2013 charity calendar

PUBLISHED: 18:42 11 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:51 20 February 2013

Hoverflies feeding on melancholy thistle, by Lynne O’Hagan

Hoverflies feeding on melancholy thistle, by Lynne O’Hagan

Inspiration for the garden and a collection of lovely images to hang on the kitchen wall are wrapped up in one of the first calendars for next year

The beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales has been captured on camera to help raise money to protect one of the countrys most visited regions. Local photographers are contributing their favourite images for the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust 2013 charity calendar showcasing iconic scenes including Ribblehead Viaduct, the Three Peaks, Bolton Priory and wildflower hay meadows.

The calendar will help raise vital funds for the YDMT which works to support the environmental, social and economic wellbeing of the Yorkshire Dales today and for future generations.

The calendar includes images by Lynne OHagan, Tanya St. Pierre and Mark Butler and is designed by Skipton-based agency Fever Digital as part of its commitment to the Dales.

Mark is preparing a book and photography exhibition called Working the View which brings together Dales scenes hand-picked by people who live or work in the Yorkshire Dales. The book will be available from spring next year and a selection of the images feature in the 2013 YDMT calendar.

The Working the View project is all about showcasing the work of the people who protect and enhance the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, so I am delighted to be able to help YDMT by contributing my photographs, said Mark.

Huge thanks go to Mark, Lynne and Tanya for very kindly allowing us to delve through their favourite images of this incredible landscape we were completely spoilt for choice, said Sarah Brewer, spokesperson for the YDMT. Were also very grateful to Fever Digital for contributing their design services for free to help us produce this lovely calendar, and to the players of Peoples Postcode Lottery for their ongoing support of YDMT which makes projects like this possible.

From start to finish the calendar has been produced by local people, featuring stunning local scenes its a real taste of the Yorkshire Dales.
All money raised through the sale of the calendar will help pay for projects across the Yorkshire Dales and beyond, including restoring wildlife habitats such as broadleaf woodlands and wildflower hay meadows, education and outreach work, improvements to access, and supporting local community groups as well as businesses.

The calendar is available to buy online priced at 10 (including UK delivery) from ydmt.org/shop or by calling 015242 51002. n

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