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1 Teesdale Landscapes (see Waterfalls also)

Richard Laidler | Coldberry Lead Mine, Upper Teesdale

Coldberry Lead Mine, Upper Teesdale

The remains of what was one of the largest lead mines in Teesdale at Coldberry. It was operating from late 19th century to early 20th century. The group of buildings centre left are the mine shop and stables, while the roofless smaller building further right is the former explosives store
Richard Laidler | Bright Interval at Cow Green

Bright Interval at Cow Green

A brief bright interval highlights the foreshore of Cow Green reservoir, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB on a dull November day.
Richard Laidler | Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Fell, Upper Teesdale

Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Fell, Upper Teesdale

The view towards Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Fell within the North Pennines AONB taken over Langdon Beck from High Hurth Edge on a fine spring day. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes below Cronkley Scar on the way to Cauldron Snout waterfall.
Richard Laidler | Middle End Farm, Teesdale

Middle End Farm, Teesdale

The Grade II listed double height four-arched barn is a feature of this Upper Teesdale hill farm at the confuence of Great Eggleshope and Little Eggleshope becks, near Middleton-in-Teesdale
Richard Laidler | Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Farm, Upper Teesdale

Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Farm, Upper Teesdale

The dramatic Cronkley Scar features in this view towards Widdybank Fell, high in the North Pennines AONB as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath at Forest-in-Teesdale.
Richard Laidler | Bright Interval at Whistle Crag

Bright Interval at Whistle Crag

A very brief partial break in the clouds provides some foreground illumination in this view towards Middleton-in-Teesdale from Whistle Crag on a wet day in December. Low cloud, rain and mist obscure the view further up the valley. The sheep don't care though!
Richard Laidler | The Confluence of the River Tees and Harwood Beck

The Confluence of the River Tees and Harwood Beck

Panoramic view of the confluence of Harwood Beck and the River Tees as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath near Cronkley within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Woodland Reflections

Woodland Reflections

A pool with reflections and a small cascade in woodland and summer sunshine at Eggleshope Burn, Eggleston, Teesdale, UK
Richard Laidler | God's Bridge

God's Bridge

God's Bridge - a natural limestone bridge over the River Greta, near Bowes, Teesdale. The Pennine Way long distance footpath crosses it
Richard Laidler | Down into Forest in Teesdale

Down into Forest in Teesdale

Whitewashed farms dot the landscape in this typical view of the upper dale at Forest in Teesdale .
Richard Laidler | Cronkley Scar Panorama, Upper Teesdale

Cronkley Scar Panorama, Upper Teesdale

A panoramic view taking in the full expanse of Cronkely Fell and Scar, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes beneath it. Taken on a perfect summer day with an almost cloudless blue sky and bright sunshine.
Richard Laidler | Flowering Hay Meadows at Widdybank Farm, Upper Teesdale

Flowering Hay Meadows at Widdybank Farm, Upper Teesdale

Hay meadows in full flower at Widdybank Farm, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB. This view taken from the Pennine Way long distance footpath which passes through the farm beneath the dramatic cliffs of Cronkley Scar
Richard Laidler | Kircarrion from Whistle Crag, Upper Teesdale, in Winter

Kircarrion from Whistle Crag, Upper Teesdale, in Winter

Low winter sunshine produces long shadows which empasize the walls and field patterns on the snow covered hillsides in this view over to Kirkcarrion, near Middleton in Teesdale, from Whistle Crag. Kirkcarrion is the circular plantion of trees on the hillside, reputed to the burial site of a bronze age chieftain although this has not been proven conclusively.
Richard Laidler | Dirt Pit Farm, Upper Teesdale

Dirt Pit Farm, Upper Teesdale

The wonderfully named Dirt Pit, a typical Upper Teesdale hill farm at Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale, high in the North Pennines AONB, in winter sunshine.
Richard Laidler | King Cup Meadow at Cronkley, Upper Teesdale

King Cup Meadow at Cronkley, Upper Teesdale

Vivid yellow flowering King Cups (Caltha palustris) also known as Marsh Marigolds, make a cheerful spring display in this meadow next to the Pennine Way long distance footpath at Cronkley, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Autumn Woodland at Wynch Bridge, Teesdale

Autumn Woodland at Wynch Bridge, Teesdale

Vivid autumn woodland colours at Wynch Bridge over the river Tees at Bowlees, North Pennines AONB, County Durham, UK
Richard Laidler | Big Sky over Widdybank Fell, Upper Teesdale

Big Sky over Widdybank Fell, Upper Teesdale

A big sky view of Widdybank Fell, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. Taken from across the valley at High Hurth Edge in spring
Richard Laidler | Summer at Birch Bush Farm, Upper Teesdale

Summer at Birch Bush Farm, Upper Teesdale

A typical whitewashed Upper Teesdale hill farm. Taken in Ettersgill, Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB on a glorious fine summer morning in August.
Richard Laidler | Spring Meadow at Cronkley, Upper Teesdale

Spring Meadow at Cronkley, Upper Teesdale

Bright yellow King Cups feature in the foreground of this view over a meadow at Cronkley, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. This view, taken from the Pennine Way long distance footpath is looking north over the River Tees to the settlement of Forest in Teesdale across the valley.
Richard Laidler | Forest in Teesdale from Bracken Rigg in Spring

Forest in Teesdale from Bracken Rigg in Spring

The remote farming settlement of Forest in Teesdale, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB. This view taken looking north over the River Tees from Bracken Rigg on the Pennine Way long distance footpath, approx 2 miles upstream from High Force
Richard Laidler | Early Spring Grazing

Early Spring Grazing

Swaledale sheep grazing in Harwood, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB. Taken in early April with patches of sunshine and shadow and the remnants of an earlier snowfall higher up the hillside.
Richard Laidler | The Hudes Hope Valley, Teesdale

The Hudes Hope Valley, Teesdale

Looking up the Hudes Hope, near Middleton in Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB. This area was the centre of extensive lead mining activity during the 19th and early 20th century. The remains of two such mines (Coldberry - far left, and Lodge Syke - far right) can be seen at the head of the valley in the distance.
Richard Laidler | Barn on the Skyline

Barn on the Skyline

A solitary whitewashed barn surrounded by hay meadows in full flower at Harwood, Teesdale, situated within the North Pennines AONB, under a clear blue sky.
Richard Laidler | North Pennines Moorland Stream

North Pennines Moorland Stream

The Hudeshope Beck at Coldberry, near Middleton in Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB, taken on a late autumn day with bright sunshine and a clear blue sky.
Richard Laidler | Over to Holwick, Upper Teesdale in Autumn

Over to Holwick, Upper Teesdale in Autumn

The remote farming hamlet of Holwick, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB, taken from Middle Side, above Newbiggin in autumn. Holwick nestles beneath the dramatic cliffs of Holwick Scar, with the moorland of Holwick Fell behind.
Richard Laidler | Teesdale and Lunedale from Whistle Crag in Summer

Teesdale and Lunedale from Whistle Crag in Summer

Arguably Teesdale's most iconic view, taken from Whistle Crag near Middleton in Teesdale in summer, looking across the dale into Lunedale with part of the village of Mickleton to the left of the picture
Richard Laidler | Teesdale and Lunedale from Whistle Crag in Winter

Teesdale and Lunedale from Whistle Crag in Winter

Arguably Teesdale's most iconic view, taken from Whistle Crag near Middleton in Teesdale in winter, looking across the dale into Lunedale with part of the village of Mickleton to the left of the picture. The snow on the north faces of Lunedale's two reservoir dams makes them stand out. The smaller and nearer creates Grassholme reservoir; the larger and further away creates Selset reservoir.
Richard Laidler | Bright Interval on Sleightholme Beck, Teesdale

Bright Interval on Sleightholme Beck, Teesdale

The briefest of bursts of sunshine creates dramatic lighting conditions with an almost black sky in this view of Sleightholme Beck, at East Mellwaters, near Bowes, Teesdale. Taken in March 2018, a patch of snow on the hillside is a remnant of the Beast from the East earlier that month.
Richard Laidler | Over Langdon Beck to Widdybank Fell, Upper Teesdale

Over Langdon Beck to Widdybank Fell, Upper Teesdale

Part of the remote hill farming hamlet of Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale, high in the North Pennines AONB, with Widdybank Fell behind
Richard Laidler | The Pennine Way at God's Bridge

The Pennine Way at God's Bridge

The Pennine Way long distance footpath crosses God's Bridge, a natural limestone bridge over the River Greta, at East Mellwaters, near Bowes, Teesdale.
Richard Laidler | Winter at Holwick, Upper Teesdale

Winter at Holwick, Upper Teesdale

The rural farming hamlet of Holwick, Teesdale with a covering of snow and January sunshine
Richard Laidler | Rainbow over Middleton in Teesdale

Rainbow over Middleton in Teesdale

A vivid rainbow over the North Pennines village of Middleton-in-Teesdale with a dark sky background, as seen from Whistle Crag.
Richard Laidler | Splendid Isolation

Splendid Isolation

A solitary whitewashed barn on the hillside against a clear deep blue sky in brilliant winter sunshine. Taken at Snaisgill, near Middleton-in-Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | The River Tees between Cotherstone and Romaldkirk

The River Tees between Cotherstone and Romaldkirk

A hint of autumn colour starting to appear on the wooded riverbanks of the River Tees, as seen from the Teesdale Way long distance footpath between Cotherstone and Romaldkirk
Richard Laidler | Winter at Holwick Scar, Upper Teesdale

Winter at Holwick Scar, Upper Teesdale

A covering of snow at Holwick Scar, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB. This outcrop of Dolerite, formed by volcanic action, is part of the great Whin Sill which runs across northern England. It can also be seen at Low Force and High Force waterfalls in Teesdale, on the Northumberland coast at Dunstanburgh and offshore where it creates the Farne Islands
Richard Laidler | Into Harwood

Into Harwood

Looking into the Harwood area of Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines. Taken from the Cow Green accress road on a perfect Spetember day, and demonstrating the reason for the 'O' in 'AONB'
Richard Laidler | Cascade on the River Tees between High Force and Low Force Waterfalls in February

Cascade on the River Tees between High Force and Low Force Waterfalls in February

A cascade on the River Tees, beween Low Force and High Force waterfalls within the North Pennines AONB, as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath. Taken in unseasonably warm and sunny weather in late February 2019
Richard Laidler | Cascade on the River Tees between High Force and Low Force Waterfalls in November

Cascade on the River Tees between High Force and Low Force Waterfalls in November

A cascade on the River Tees, beween Low Force and High Force waterfalls within the North Pennines AONB, as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath in November sunshine.
Richard Laidler | Early Winter Morning Sun at Langdon Beck

Early Winter Morning Sun at Langdon Beck

A brief spell of wintry early morning sun lights up the whitewashed farms with a slight orange tint at Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale within the North PEnnines AONB, while the menacing Cronkley Scar in the background remains in shadow.
Richard Laidler | Low End farm, Harwood, Upper Teesdale

Low End farm, Harwood, Upper Teesdale

A typical whitewashed hill farm in Harwood, Upper Teesdale, high in the North Pennines AONB. Some Belted Galloway cattle graze in the meadow in front of the farm. Taken during an unseasonably warm and springlike period in mid-February 2019 which produced pale hazy lighting conditions - most unusual for that time of year
Richard Laidler | Over to Ettersgill from Holwick, Teesdale in Autumn

Over to Ettersgill from Holwick, Teesdale in Autumn

View towards Ettersgill from Holwick, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB with autumn colours and strong sunshine.
Richard Laidler | Spring Morning at Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale

Spring Morning at Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale

The remote farming hamlet of Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale, high in the North Pennines AONB. May sunshine highlights the whitewashed farms against the dramatic Cronkley Scar. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes close by.
Richard Laidler | Peghorn Lodge Farm, Harwood, Upper Teesdale

Peghorn Lodge Farm, Harwood, Upper Teesdale

A typical Upper Teesdale hill farm at Harwood, Upper Teesdale, high in the North Pennines AONB. Taken from the Cow Green reservoir access road in June
Richard Laidler | Big Sky and Barns at Bowlees, Teesdale

Big Sky and Barns at Bowlees, Teesdale

Probably the most photographed barns in the dale, these two are situated at Bowlees, Upper Teesdale, within the the North Pennines AONB.
Richard Laidler | Autumn at Wynch Bridge, Teesdale

Autumn at Wynch Bridge, Teesdale

Vivid autumn woodland colours at Wynch Bridge, a pedestrian footbridge over the river Tees near Low Force waterfall at Bowlees, Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Over to Widdybank, Upper Teesdale

Over to Widdybank, Upper Teesdale

The spectacular landscape of Upper Teesdale looking over to Widdybank Fell from across the valley at High Hurth Edge. The whitewashed Widdybank Farm is to the right of the picture and the menacing crag of Cronkley Scar juts into the left of it. The Pennine Way long distance footpath follows the River Tees through here
Richard Laidler | High Beck Head Farm, Upper Teesdale

High Beck Head Farm, Upper Teesdale

The remote and bleak hill farm at High Beck Head, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Big Winter Sky at Bowlees, Teesdale

Big Winter Sky at Bowlees, Teesdale

Snow covered meadows, cirrus clouds, bright winter sunshine and a deep blue sky at Bowlees, Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Over to Middleton and Holwick from Whistle Crag in Winter

Over to Middleton and Holwick from Whistle Crag in Winter

Arguably Teesdale's most iconic viewpoint, this is the view from Whistle Crag looking up the dale towards Middleton-in-Teesdale. The isolated hamlet of Holwick can be seen in the far distance. The valley bottom is just below the snow line in this shot, taken January 2019.
Richard Laidler | Waters Meeting and Herdship farms, Harwood, Upper Teesdale

Waters Meeting and Herdship farms, Harwood, Upper Teesdale

Typical whitewashed hills farms at Harwood, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. Taken on a perfect spring morning May 2019
Richard Laidler | Clouds Like Jellyfish

Clouds Like Jellyfish

A most unusual cloud formation over the North Pennines. Shaped like a pair of giant jellyfish, they are actually a variety of Cirrus, seen floating over Cronkley Fell, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Holwick Scar Panorama, Upper Teesdale

Holwick Scar Panorama, Upper Teesdale

Panoramic view taking in the whole of the dramatic cliffs at Holwick Scar in Upper Teesdale. This outcrop of Dolerite, formed by volcanic action, is part of the great Whin Sill which runs across northern England. It can also be seen at Low Force and High Force waterfalls in Teesdale, on the Northumberland coast at Dunstanburgh and offshore where it creates the Farne Islands.
Richard Laidler | Over to Holwick in Spring

Over to Holwick in Spring

A less common variety of pink hawthorn provides foreground interest in this view over Upper Teesdale across the valley towards Holwick in late spring sunshine.
Richard Laidler | Teesdale Hay Meadows

Teesdale Hay Meadows

Flowering hay meadows, a dark sky and dramatic light on this view looking up Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Hay Meadow in Flower at Langdon Beck, Teesdale

Hay Meadow in Flower at Langdon Beck, Teesdale

A profusion of wild flowers in this traditional hay meadow at Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. The spectacular Cronkley Scar is in the background.
Richard Laidler | Big Sky over Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale

Big Sky over Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale

A huge sky over the remote farming hamlet of Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB.
Richard Laidler | Coldberry Lead Mine, Upper Teesdale

Coldberry Lead Mine, Upper Teesdale

A bright interval provides dramatic light on this view of the now disused Coldberry mine. The North Pennines in general and Teesdale in particular was the home of extensive lead mining activity during the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Coldberry, near Middleton in Teesdale was one of the largest, and longest operating; finally closing in 1953.
Richard Laidler | The Hudes Hope Valley, Teesdale, North Pennines AONB

The Hudes Hope Valley, Teesdale, North Pennines AONB

The Hudes Hope is a small side valley off Teesdale, running north from Middleton in Teesdale. Once a major lead mining area, it is now sparsely populated, mostly by small hill farms. One of them, Club Gill, can be see in on the hillside towards the left of the picture. Spoil heaps from the now disused Coldberry lead mine can be seen centre and right of the picture.
Richard Laidler | Three Equine Amigos

Three Equine Amigos

Three ponies in a hay meadow at Langdon Beck, Upper Teesdale turn and pose for the camera. Cronkley Scar is in the background.
Richard Laidler | Peghorn Lodge Farm, Teesdale

Peghorn Lodge Farm, Teesdale

Peghorn Lodge, a typcial Upper Teesdale whitewashed hill farm stands out against the hillside. Meldon Hill rises in the distance.
Richard Laidler | Track to Hudeshope Head, Teesdale

Track to Hudeshope Head, Teesdale

Foxgloves by the track to Hudeshope Head, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Up into Ettersgill, Teesdale, under a Big Sky

Up into Ettersgill, Teesdale, under a Big Sky

Whitewashed hill farms dot the landscape in this view into Ettersgill. A classic Upper Teesdale scene
Richard Laidler | High Beck Head farm, Upper Teesdale

High Beck Head farm, Upper Teesdale

The remote hill farm named High Beck Head, high in the hills of Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Harwood, Upper Teesdale in Early Autumn Sunshine

Harwood, Upper Teesdale in Early Autumn Sunshine

The remote farming community of Harwood, Upper Teesdale, high in the North Pennines AONB. Whitewashed hill farms dot the landscape in this classic Teesdale scene
Richard Laidler | Upper Harwood from Lingy Hill, Teesdale

Upper Harwood from Lingy Hill, Teesdale

Taken from a viewpoint on private land with access by kind permssion of the farmer. Waters Meeting and Herdship farms in the distance; behind them derelict buildings and spoil heaps are the remains of Ladys Rake lead mine.
Richard Laidler | Forest in Teesdale from Holwick Fell in Early Autumn

Forest in Teesdale from Holwick Fell in Early Autumn

Whitewashed farms make a cluster in the landscape at the settlement of Forest in Teesdale, high in the North Pennines AONB as seen from Holwick Fell in ealy autumn.
Richard Laidler | Arla Burn Farm, Middleton-in-Teesdale

Arla Burn Farm, Middleton-in-Teesdale

Arla Burn Farm, a typical Teesdale whitewashed hill farm with the hamlet of Holwick in the far distance
Richard Laidler | Rainbow at Holwick, Teesdale, from Arla Burn Farm

Rainbow at Holwick, Teesdale, from Arla Burn Farm

A very blustery autumn day produces strong sunshine and heavy squally showers, one of which can be seen 'under' the rainbow, creating a vivid rainbow which seems to end at the remote hamlet of Holwick, Upper Teesdale.
Richard Laidler | Cascade on the River Tees between High Force and Low Force Waterfalls in October

Cascade on the River Tees between High Force and Low Force Waterfalls in October

A cascade on the River Tees, beween Low Force and High Force waterfalls within the North Pennines AONB, as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath. Taken in mid-October, autumn colours now appear in the wooded riverbanks.
Richard Laidler | Great and Little Dun Fells and Cross Fell from above Newbiggin

Great and Little Dun Fells and Cross Fell from above Newbiggin

A view over Forest in Teesdale, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB to three Pennine Peaks on the horizon. From left to right, Great Dun Fell with the air traffic control radar dome standing out nicely (2782 feet, 848m), Little Dun Fell (2709 feet, 842m) and Cross Fell which at 2,930 feet (893 m) is the highest point in the Pennines. Taken on a crystal clear late autumn morning revealing snow cover on the hill tops.
Richard Laidler | Teesdale from Whistle Crag, Autumn Panorama

Teesdale from Whistle Crag, Autumn Panorama

Probably the most photographed view in Teesdale, a panorama taken from the lay-by on the road between Eggleston and Middleton-in-Teesdale on a crystal clear late autumn morning.
Richard Laidler | Over Blea Beck to Cronkley Fell, Upper Teesdale

Over Blea Beck to Cronkley Fell, Upper Teesdale

A view familiar to all who have walked this section of the Pennine Way through Teesdale, this is about 1/2 mile upstream from High Force and looking up the dale towards Cronkley Fell.
Richard Laidler | Dramatic light and rainbow over Eggleston, Teesdale

Dramatic light and rainbow over Eggleston, Teesdale

Strong winter sunshine, a very dark sky and vivid rainbow in this view over the Teesdale village of Eggleston.
Richard Laidler | Dramatic Winter Sun over Lunedale and Lower Teesdale

Dramatic Winter Sun over Lunedale and Lower Teesdale

Dramatic winter sunshine and a dark stormy sky in this view into Lunedale, taken looking over the lower part of Teesdale from Folly Top.
Richard Laidler | Eggleston, Teesdale under a Big Sky and Dramatic Light

Eggleston, Teesdale under a Big Sky and Dramatic Light

Very strong winter sunshine and a dramatic sky in cold and blustery north westerly winds following Storm Atiyah in this view of Eggleston, Teesdale, 8 December 2019
Richard Laidler | Rainbow at Middle End Farm, Teesdale after Storm Atiyah

Rainbow at Middle End Farm, Teesdale after Storm Atiyah

Wintry sunshine and a dark sky background produces a vivid rainbow at Middle End Farm, Teesdale. Taken on a cold blustery morning after Storm Atiyah, 8 December 2019.
Richard Laidler | Winter Sheep Feeding at Coldberry, Teesdale

Winter Sheep Feeding at Coldberry, Teesdale

A flock of sheep tuck in to some hay provided as winter fodder, at Coldberry mine, Teesdale. Coldberry was once one of the largest lead mines in Teesdale, and the extensive remains of it are a dominant feature in the landscape. In this view, the two buildings on the horizon centre are the former stables and mine shop. The ruined roofless building just below the horizon right is whats left of the former explosives store.
Richard Laidler | Rainbow's End, Dirt Pit Farm, Teesdale

Rainbow's End, Dirt Pit Farm, Teesdale

A vivid rainbow drops onto the wonderfully named 'Dirt Pit' farm, in Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB.
Richard Laidler | Winter Sun, Harwood, Upper Teesdale

Winter Sun, Harwood, Upper Teesdale

A flock of inquisitive sheep investigate the photographer. Taken in Harwood, Upper Teesdale, January 2020 in very strong winter sunshine
Richard Laidler | Kirkcarrion, Upper Teesdale, in Winter

Kirkcarrion, Upper Teesdale, in Winter

A big wintry sky creating patches of light and shadow in an almost sinister view of Teesdale's iconic landmark. The trees cover a tumulus which is said to be the burial place of a Bronze Age chieftain, although this has not been proved. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes close by
Richard Laidler | Ettersgill towards Cronkley Fell in Dramatic Light and Snow

Ettersgill towards Cronkley Fell in Dramatic Light and Snow

A bright interval and a dark sky background create a dramatic scene in this view taken in Ettersgill, Teesdale, looking across snow-covered hillsides towards Cronkley Fell.
Richard Laidler | Blea Beck Footbridge

Blea Beck Footbridge

The Pennine Way foootbridge over Blea Beck, Upper Teesdale looking towards Cronkley Fell in winter sunshine
Richard Laidler | Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale in Winter

Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale in Winter

Whitewashed hill farms are not so conspicuous when the land is covered in snow! Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale.
Richard Laidler | Ash Dub from Ettersgill House, Teesdale, in Winter

Ash Dub from Ettersgill House, Teesdale, in Winter

Bright winter sunshine, a deep blue sky and snow covered meadows and hillsides in this view of Ash Dub Farm, Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale.
Richard Laidler | Teesdale and Lunedale from Whistle Crag Feb 2020

Teesdale and Lunedale from Whistle Crag Feb 2020

Bright winter sunshine and an approaching snow squall in the classic view from Whistle Crag towards Middleton in Teesdale and the lower end of Lundale
Richard Laidler | Over Towards Lunedale from Folly Top, Teesdale

Over Towards Lunedale from Folly Top, Teesdale

An interesting patchwork created by the remains of the previous day's heavy snowfall features in this view over Lower Teesdale towards the lower end of Lunedale
Richard Laidler | The Hudes Hope Valley in Winter

The Hudes Hope Valley in Winter

A wintry scene in the Hudes Hope, high in the North Pennines AONB near Middleton in Teesdale. Taken looking over the valley towards the remains of Coldberry Lead Mine, once one of the largest and most productive mines in Teesdale.
Richard Laidler | Winter in the Hudes Hope Valley, Teesdale

Winter in the Hudes Hope Valley, Teesdale

A panoramic wintry scene in the Hudes Hope, near Middleton in Teesdale
Richard Laidler | Winter in the Hudes Hope Valley

Winter in the Hudes Hope Valley

Towards the head of the Hudes Hope valley, high in the North Pennines AONB near Middleton in Teesdale.
Richard Laidler | Splendid Isolation - Club Gill Farm, Hudes Hope, Teesdale, in Winter

Splendid Isolation - Club Gill Farm, Hudes Hope, Teesdale, in Winter

A bright interval creates dramatic light on the isolated Club Gill farm in the Hudes Hope valley, high in the North Pennines AONB in winter
Richard Laidler | Winter at Birch Bush Farm, Teesdale

Winter at Birch Bush Farm, Teesdale

Wintry sunshine creates interesting lighting conditions in this view of Birch Bush Farm, a typical hill farm in Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Heather in flower on Bowes Moor, Teesdale

Heather in flower on Bowes Moor, Teesdale

Heather in flower on Bowes Moor, Teesdale, as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath.
Richard Laidler | Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Fell from Birk Rigg

Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Fell from Birk Rigg

Strong early spring sunshine lights up the snow covered cliffs of the spectacular Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Fell, Widdybank Farm, now a base for Natural England stands out nicely against the hillside.
Richard Laidler | Harwood, Upper Teesdale

Harwood, Upper Teesdale

Strong early spring sunshine and a dark sky create dramatic lighting on this wintry view of Harwood, Upper Teesdale, high in the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Harwood Farms, Upper Teesdale

Harwood Farms, Upper Teesdale

The remote, bleak and beautiful farming community of Harwood, at the head of Teesdale and high in the North Pennines AONB.
Richard Laidler | High Beck Head Farm, Upper Teesdale

High Beck Head Farm, Upper Teesdale

A wintry view of the isolated and bleak hill farm at High Beck Head, Ettersgill, Upper Teesdale
Richard Laidler | Cronkley Fell from Scar End, Teesdale

Cronkley Fell from Scar End, Teesdale

A wintry view of a snow covered Cronkley Fell, Upper Teesdale taken from across the dale at Scar End
Richard Laidler | The River Tees at Wycliiffe, Teesdale in Early Spring

The River Tees at Wycliiffe, Teesdale in Early Spring

Looking upstream towards Whorlton Bridge from Wycliffe on a bright early spring morning.
Richard Laidler | Bright Interval over Middleton in Teesdale Panorama

Bright Interval over Middleton in Teesdale Panorama

A break in the clouds creates very strong winter sunshine lighting up the village of Middleton-in-Teesdale, in this panoramic view taken on an otherwise rather bleak day in January.
Richard Laidler | The River Tees Upstream from Whorlton Bridge Panorama in Spring

The River Tees Upstream from Whorlton Bridge Panorama in Spring

Wooded riverbanks almost in full leaf now and cloudless blue sky, taken looking upstream from Whorlton Bridge, Teesdale
Richard Laidler | Reflection Perfection

Reflection Perfection

The River Tees at Wycliffe, Teesdale, County Durham looking upstream towards Whorlton on a cloudless and windless late spring morning. Blossom petals from a nearby flowering Horse Chestnut tree float down the river. The Teesdale Way long distance footpath passes through the woods on the far side.
Richard Laidler | Dramatic Light on Bowlees Barns, Teesdale

Dramatic Light on Bowlees Barns, Teesdale

Upper Teesdale is characterised by its whitewashed farms and barns. These two at Bowlees are possibly the most photographed in the dale and are captured here as a brief break in almost black sky creates a burst of very strong winter sunshine and dramatic light.
Richard Laidler | Big Sky Upstream on the River Tees at at Whorlton, Teesdale

Big Sky Upstream on the River Tees at at Whorlton, Teesdale

A late spring view upstream on the River Tees, Teesdale taken from Whorlton Bridge on a beautiful day producing a big deep blue sky and white clouds. The Teesdale Way long distance footpath crosses this bridge.
Richard Laidler | Big Sky Downstream on the River Tees at at Whorlton, Teesdale

Big Sky Downstream on the River Tees at at Whorlton, Teesdale

A late spring view downstream on the River Tees, Teesdale taken from Whorlton Bridge on a beautiful day producing a big deep blue sky and white clouds. The Teesdale Way long distance footpath crosses this bridge.
Richard Laidler | Over to The Meeting of  the Waters

Over to The Meeting of the Waters

Looking across to the Meeting of the Waters - the confluence of the rivers Greta and Tees from the Teesdale Way long distance footpath on the north bank of the Tees, approximately half way between Abbey Bridge near Barnard Castle, and Whorlton. After weeks of virtually no rain, both rivers are very low. Taken on the 1st day of meteorological summer, 1 June 2020.
Richard Laidler | Dramatic Light on Arla Burn and West Farm, Teesdale

Dramatic Light on Arla Burn and West Farm, Teesdale

A brief break in the clouds lights up Arla Burn and West Farm, Middleton in Teesdale dramatically under a stormy sky. Taken on the Summer Solstice, 21 June 2020.
Richard Laidler | Crossthwaite and Park End Quarries, Teesdale

Crossthwaite and Park End Quarries, Teesdale

A bright interval illuminates the now disused Crossthwaite (larger of the two, left) and Park End quarries near Middleton in Teesdale. A nice patch of flowering pignut in the foreground. Taken on a blustery and damp Summer Solstice 21 June 2020.
Richard Laidler | Bright Interval on Holwick, Upper Teesdale

Bright Interval on Holwick, Upper Teesdale

The remote farming hamlet of Holwick, Upper Teesdale, briefly and dramatically lit by a break in the clouds. Taken on a blustery and damp summer solstice, June 21 2020.
Richard Laidler | Harwood Beck meets the River Tees

Harwood Beck meets the River Tees

The confluence of Harwood Beck and the River Tees, near Cronkley. Taken from the Pennine Way long distance footpath, Cronkley Scar in the background and the abandoned Wheysike House in the distance.
Richard Laidler | Towards Ettersgill from Holwick, Teesdale

Towards Ettersgill from Holwick, Teesdale

Patchy sunshine and a dramatic sky in this view over to Ettersgill from Holwick, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. Taken on a day of patchy sunshine and shadows, several of the farms are also lit by a patch of sunshine.
Richard Laidler | Sunshine and Shadows in the Hudes Hope

Sunshine and Shadows in the Hudes Hope

Grazing sheep dot the hillside with patches of strong sunlight and shadows in the Hudes Hope valley, Teesdale
Richard Laidler | Sunshine and shadows on Upper Teesdale

Sunshine and shadows on Upper Teesdale

Looking over towards part of Langdon Beck, Cronkley Farm in the distance, taken from Lingy Hill
Richard Laidler | Haytime in Harwood, Teesdale

Haytime in Harwood, Teesdale

While the sun shines - hay cutting at Marshes Gill Farm, Harwood.
Richard Laidler | Sunshine and Shadows over Cronkley and Widdybank

Sunshine and Shadows over Cronkley and Widdybank

Dramatic conditions with strong sunshine on part of Harwood in the foreground, Cronkley Scar and Widdybank Fell partially lit and Murton Fell rising in the bacground
Richard Laidler | Late Summer Tees Cascade

Late Summer Tees Cascade

A swollen River Tees tumbles over this cascade between Low Force and High Force on a late summer morning. Taken from the Pennine Way long distance footpath which follows the river upstream through this part of Teesdale. After a wet night, the river level has risen; the brown colouration comes from peat washed off the moors.
Richard Laidler | Big Sky over Bowlees, Teesdale

Big Sky over Bowlees, Teesdale

A huge sky over Bowlees, Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. 3 Sheep in front of a typical Teesdale whitewashed barn turn to face the camera.
Richard Laidler | Peghorn in the Spotlight

Peghorn in the Spotlight

As the skies clear, a shaft of sunlight hits Peghorn Lodge farm, Harwood, Upper Teesdale
Richard Laidler | On Romaldkirk Moor

On Romaldkirk Moor

A bright interval lights up flowering heather and the pine trees of Scarney Hill on Romaldkirk Moor, Teesdale. Taken on a blustery day in early September with a dramatic sky creating a moody feel to the image.
Richard Laidler | Over Grassholme to Thringarth

Over Grassholme to Thringarth

Looking North West from Harker Hill, Teesdale over to Grassholme Reservoir and Thringarth, Lunedale under a big sky on a blustery early autumn day. The now disused Greengates Quarry with Kirkcarrion to the right of it can be seen on the hillside on the far side of the reservoir.
Richard Laidler | Kirkcarrion from Romaldkirk Moor

Kirkcarrion from Romaldkirk Moor

Sunshine and shadows on a blustery day in early September. Teesdale's iconic landmark is silhouetted against a sunlit hillside in the background under a big sky.
Richard Laidler | Over to Teesdale from above Grassholme

Over to Teesdale from above Grassholme

A stile and fingerpost indicating a public footpath across the hillside leading down to Grassholme reservoir (out of shot). Part of Snaisgill and Aukside can be seen in the distance centre. A patch of sunshine lights up Hardberry Hill and the Hudes Hope in the far distance. Taken on a blustery day in early September with a big sky, and sunshine and shadows across the landscape
Richard Laidler | Down into Teesdale from Botany Farm

Down into Teesdale from Botany Farm

The road down Harker Hill towards Teesdale from Botany Farm, taken on a breezy day in early September. Part of Middleton in Teesdale can be seen in the distance centre, with Kirkcarrion and the hillside of the lower part of Lunedale to the left. A patch of sunshine lights up Hardberry Hill and the Hudes Hope in the far distance.
Richard Laidler | Into the Hudes Hope from above Grassholme

Into the Hudes Hope from above Grassholme

A long zoom shot into the Hudes Hope, Teesdale taken from above Grassholme. Part of Snaisgill can be seen middle distance right and Aukside middle distance left. The large property lower left is Middleton House, originally the headquarters of the London Lead Mining Company. A patch of sunshine lights up the hillside towards Hudeshope Head in the background. The furthest whitewashed farm is Club Gill.
Richard Laidler | Cronkley Scar, Upper Teesdale from Wool Pits Hill

Cronkley Scar, Upper Teesdale from Wool Pits Hill

The whole of the dramatic Cronkley Scar perfectly lit by a burst of very strong sunshine under a huge sky. Widdybank Farm just in shot at the right of the picture. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes through valley at the base of the scar on the way to Cauldron Snout waterfall.
Richard Laidler | Harwood, Teesdale from the Pennine Way at Cronkley

Harwood, Teesdale from the Pennine Way at Cronkley

Sunshine and shadows across the landscape in this long zoom view into Harwood from the Pennine Way long distance footpath at Cronkley, Upper Teesdale
Richard Laidler | Harwood Sunshine and Shadows

Harwood Sunshine and Shadows

A patchwork of bright sunshine and shadows on the remote hill farming community of Harwood, Upper Teesdale under a dramatic sky.
Richard Laidler | Towards Cronkley Fell from the Pennine Way at Blea Beck

Towards Cronkley Fell from the Pennine Way at Blea Beck

Patches of strong sunshine and shadows across the landscape in this view looking towards Cronkley Fell, Upper Teesdale The Pennine Way long distance footpath follows the fence at the right of the picture.
Richard Laidler | Towards Forest in Teesdale from the Pennine Way at Cronkley

Towards Forest in Teesdale from the Pennine Way at Cronkley

Looking down towards Forest in Teesdale in the distance from the Pennine Way as it descends to Cronkley.
Richard Laidler | Middleton in Teesdale from the Kelton Road Panorama

Middleton in Teesdale from the Kelton Road Panorama

A panoramic view from the Kelton Road taking in part of Middleton in Teesdale, Snaisgill, Aukside and the Hudes Hope valley. Taken on a blustery day in early September with sunshine and shadows on the landscape.
Richard Laidler | A Hazy Early Autumn Morning on the River Tees

A Hazy Early Autumn Morning on the River Tees

Taken from a point on the Pennine Way on the approach to Holwick Head bridge. A brighter interval highlights the cascade with autumn tints forming on the riverbank.