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3 Waterfalls

Richard Laidler | Autumn at Cotter Force Waterfall

Autumn at Cotter Force Waterfall

Vivid autumn colours and reflections in this autumnal view of Cotter Force, on Cotterdale Beck, near Hawes, Wensleydale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Richard Laidler | Summer at High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Summer at High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

High Force Waterfall, Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB, as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath in early summer sunshine.
Richard Laidler | Spring at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Spring at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Springtime at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale, from the Pennine Way long distance footpath. The river is very low in this photo due to many weeks without significant rainfall.
Richard Laidler | Spring at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale Panorama

Spring at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale Panorama

A panoramic view of Low Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB, taken in spring
Richard Laidler | High Force Waterfall Panorama, Upper Teesdale

High Force Waterfall Panorama, Upper Teesdale

Panoramic view of High Force Waterfall, Teesdale, within North Pennines AONB, as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath in summer sunshine.
Richard Laidler | Moorland Stream Waterfall

Moorland Stream Waterfall

Small waterfalls can be just as attractive as larger more powerful ones. This one on moorland near Ettersgill in Upper Teesdale is an example. It was taken on private land with access by kind permision of the farmer.
Richard Laidler | Autumn at Low Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale Panorama

Autumn at Low Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale Panorama

A panoramic view of Low Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB, taken in autumn
Richard Laidler | Springtime on Ettersgill Beck

Springtime on Ettersgill Beck

A picturesque little waterfall on Ettersgill Beck, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB. After several weeks with no significant rain, the water leven in the beck is very low.
Richard Laidler | Upper Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Upper Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

The Upper Falls on the River Ure at Aysgarth, Wensleydale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is one of three famous waterfalls at this location, the others being the Middle Falls and Lower Falls. This picture was taken in spring, 2018 with the river exceptionally low after a long period with little on no rainfall.
Richard Laidler | Lower Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Lower Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

The Lower Falls on the River Ure at Aysgarth, Wensleydale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is one of three famous waterfalls at this location, the others being the Middle Falls and Upper Falls. This picture was taken in spring, 2018 with the river exceptionally low after a long period with little on no rainfall.
Richard Laidler | Middle Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Middle Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

The Middle Falls on the River Ure at Aysgarth, Wensleydale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is one of three famous waterfalls at this location, the others being the Upper Falls and Lower Falls. This picture was taken in spring, 2018 with the river exceptionally low after a long period with little on no rainfall.
Richard Laidler | Waterfall on Bow Lee Beck, Upper Teesdale, in early spring

Waterfall on Bow Lee Beck, Upper Teesdale, in early spring

An unnamed waterfall on Bow Lee Beck, Upper Teesdale, frequently mistaken for Summerhill Force which is about 1/2 mile further upstream.
Richard Laidler | Autumn at Low Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale

Autumn at Low Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale

Vivid autumn colours at this beauty spot on the River Tees at Low Force Waterfall within the North Pennones AONB. The brown colouring in the water comes from peat washed down off the moors. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes this point.
Richard Laidler | Blea Beck Force, Upper Teesdale

Blea Beck Force, Upper Teesdale

Blea Beck cascades over this waterfall shortly before it joins the River Tees. It is situated about 1/2 mile upstream from High Force, Upper Teesdale, and can be seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath which runs past it
Richard Laidler | Summerhill Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale

Summerhill Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale

Summerhill Force Waterfall on Bow Lee Beck, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. The recess to the right of the fall is known as Gibson's cave, allegedly the hideout of a 16c outlaw on the run from the authorities in Barnard Castle. Taken on a fine early spring morning, March 2019.
Richard Laidler | Spring at Blea Beck Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Spring at Blea Beck Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Blea Beck tumbles over this picturesque waterfall shortly before it meets the River Tees, about 1/2 mile upstream from High Force, Teesdale. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes close by.
Richard Laidler | Ettersgill Beck Cascade in Early Spring

Ettersgill Beck Cascade in Early Spring

A picturesque scene on Ettersgill Beck, Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB, taken in March in strong early spring sunshine and a deep blue sky.
Richard Laidler | Langdon Beck Cascade in Early Spring

Langdon Beck Cascade in Early Spring

An attractive cascade on Langdon Beck in early spring sunshine. Fat buds on an overhanging Horse Chestnut tree indicate spring is imminent
Richard Laidler | Swollen River Tees at Low Force Waterfall in Autumn

Swollen River Tees at Low Force Waterfall in Autumn

Vivid autumn colours, strong sunshine and a swollen River Tees combine to make a dramatic scene at Low Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. This scene was taken from the Pennine Way long distance footpath which runs past this spot
Richard Laidler | Early Morning at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale, on the Summer Solstice 2019

Early Morning at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale, on the Summer Solstice 2019

Low Force Waterfall on the River Tees, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB. Taken 27 minutes after sunrise on the summer solstice 2019
Richard Laidler | Winter sun on Ettersgill Beck, Upper Teesdale

Winter sun on Ettersgill Beck, Upper Teesdale

Strong winter sunshine and the remnants of an earlier snowfall highlight this scene on Ettersgill Beck, Upper Teesdale within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Cascade on Sleightholme Beck

Cascade on Sleightholme Beck

Sleightholme Beck at East Mellwaters Farm, near Bowes, Teesdale. Overnight thunderstorms and heavy rain have swollen the beck. Peat washed of the moors creates the brown colouring in the water.
Richard Laidler | Sleightholme Beck Cascade and Big Sky

Sleightholme Beck Cascade and Big Sky

Sleightholme Beck at East Mellwaters Farm, near Bowes, Teesdale. Overnight thunderstorms and heavy rain have swollen the beck. Peat washed of the moors creates the brown colouring in the water.
Richard Laidler | Ettersgill Beck Waterfall in Spate

Ettersgill Beck Waterfall in Spate

Unnamed waterfall in spate on Ettersgill Beck, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. Prolonged rain the previous day has swollen the beck, peat washed off the moors creates the brown colouring in the water. A very brief burst of sunshine with a dark sky background adds some drama.
Richard Laidler | A Perfect Autumn Morning at Low Force Waterfall

A Perfect Autumn Morning at Low Force Waterfall

Low Force waterfall on the River Tees at Bowlees, Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB, in strong autumn sunshine under a cloudless deep blue sky. The Pennine Way long distance footpath passes this beauty spot to the left of the waterfall.
Richard Laidler | Autumn at High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Autumn at High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

A clearing sky provides bright diffused sunlight and lights up the vivid autumn wooded riverbanks at High Force Waterfall. Taken from the viewpoint on the Pennine Way long distance footpath which passes to the left of the waterfall.
Richard Laidler | Bow Lee Beck and Summerhill Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Bow Lee Beck and Summerhill Force Waterfall, Teesdale

An autumnal view of Bow Lee Beck leading to Summerhill Force Waterfall at Bowlees, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB.
Richard Laidler | Autumn at Upper Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Autumn at Upper Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Thinning high cloud produces bright shadowless lighing and vivid autumn colours in this view of the Upper Falls on the River Ure at Aysgarth, Wensleydale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Richard Laidler | Autumn at Middle Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Autumn at Middle Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Thinning high cloud produces bright shadowless lighing and vivid autumn colours in this view of the Middle Falls on the River Ure at Aysgarth, Wensleydale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Richard Laidler | Autumn at Lower Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Autumn at Lower Falls, Aysgarth, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

Thinning high cloud produces bright shadowless lighing and vivid autumn colours in this view of the Lower Falls on the River Ure at Aysgarth, Wensleydale, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Richard Laidler | Autumn Colours at High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Autumn Colours at High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Strong sunshine and vivid autumn colours in the view of High Force waterfall, Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB. Taken from the viewpoint on the Pennine Way long distance footpath whih passes to the left of the waterfall.
Richard Laidler | Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale in Sunshine on the Winter Solstice Dec 22 2019

Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale in Sunshine on the Winter Solstice Dec 22 2019

Bright sunshine and a good sky on Low Force waterfall on the River Tees at Bowlees, Upper Teesdale. Taken on the Winter Solstice, 22 December 2019
Richard Laidler | Ettersgill Beck Waterfall, Upper Teesdale

Ettersgill Beck Waterfall, Upper Teesdale

Dramatic lighting highlights this unnamed waterfall on Ettersgill Beck, Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines AONB
Richard Laidler | Fog lifting at High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Fog lifting at High Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Flat calm conditions after a thoroughly wet and miserable previous day allow the overnight mist and fog to gradually lift off High Force waterfall creating a mystical effect. Taken from the viewpoint on the Pennine Way long distance footpath on a damp morning in late November.
Richard Laidler | Winter sunlight on Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale (1)

Winter sunlight on Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale (1)

Wintry sunshine as the clouds start to break creating a bright interval on Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale.
Richard Laidler | Winter Sunlight on Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale (2)

Winter Sunlight on Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale (2)

Wintry sunshine as the clouds start to break creating a bright interval on Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale. Taken from a viewpoint on the Pennine Way long distance footpath.
Richard Laidler | High Force Waterfall, Teesdale,  in spate after Storm Brendan, January 2020

High Force Waterfall, Teesdale, in spate after Storm Brendan, January 2020

A brightish interval puts a bit of light onto High Force waterfall, under a stormy sky, in spate after Storm Brendan, January 2020. Taken from the viewpoint on the Pennine Way long distance footpath.
Richard Laidler | Salmon Leap Falls, Teesdale

Salmon Leap Falls, Teesdale

A short way upstream from Low Force on the River Tees is this attractive cascade, known as Salmon Leap Falls. It is not visible from the Pannine Way footpath along the riverbank as it lies on the far side of spit of land which becomes an island unless the river is at normal levels. Taken in January 2020, winter brightness provides some foreground illumination under a meancing sky.
Richard Laidler | Low Force Horseshoe Panorama

Low Force Horseshoe Panorama

A panoramic view of a swollen River Tees flowing over the horseshoe shaped cascade just above the main Low Force waterfall in strong early spring sunshine. Taken from the Pennine Way long distance footpath which runs past the falls at this point.
Richard Laidler | Low Force Waterfall

Low Force Waterfall

A swollen River Tees thunders over Low Force Waterfall, Upper Teesdale, in strong early spring sunshine
Richard Laidler | Cauldron Snout Waterfall, Upper Teesdale

Cauldron Snout Waterfall, Upper Teesdale

The spectacular cascade of Cauldron Snout waterfall on the river Tees high in the North Pennines AONB, as seen from the Pennine Way long distance footpath which passes to the side of it.
Richard Laidler | Summer Morning at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Summer Morning at Low Force Waterfall, Teesdale

Summer at Low Force waterfall taken from the Pennine Way at Wynch Bridge, Bowlees, Upper Teesdale
Richard Laidler | A Swollen River Tees at Whorlton, Teesdale

A Swollen River Tees at Whorlton, Teesdale

A considerably swollen River Tees thunders over the cascades at Whorlton in very strong late summer sunshine. The brown colouring (like liquid coffee jars perhaps) comes from peat washed off the moors further upstream.
Richard Laidler | Swollen Ettersgill Beck Waterfall

Swollen Ettersgill Beck Waterfall

Ettersgill Beck swollen by heavy rain from Storm Francis the previous day. Ftattened grass on both sides of the fall shows the height the beck reached.