Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Yorkshire Dales

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(Left) (Top) Muker, Swaledale
(Left) (Bottom) Burnsall, Upper Wharfedale
(Right) (Top) Redmire & Pen Hill, Wensleydale
(Right) (BOttom) Ribblehead Viaduct, Upper Ribblesdale

The Yorkshire Dales is an area of great natural beauty in northern England, a large part of which has been designated as a national park.
Much of the landscape here is limestone country - lush green valleys (known locally as "dales") crested with white limestone cliffs ("scars") and limestone pavements cutting through wilder uplands beneath towering peaks ("fells") of dark millstone grit.

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