The Crimple Valley

A closer look at the landscape which rings the southern fringes of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. The Crimple Valley is designated as a Special Landscape Area surrounding the river Crimple which is also known as Crimple Beck.

The valley is spanned by the 1,875 foot long Crimple Viaduct which brought the railways to Harrogate in 1848. The land is mainly agricultural and provides a range of attractive walks for locals. Various development proposals have threatened to urbanise this stretch of green land over the years and perhaps eventually the green fields will be lost to them. These images aim to explore the beauty, history and current state of the valley.

  • 2012 to present (ongoing)
  • Walker XL 5x4, Rittreck 5x7, JTC 6x9, Canon 1ds3
  • Fuji Pro160NS, Kodak Portra 160
Crimple Valley copse of trees in spring
Crimple Valley woodland
Lone tree on farmland in the Crimple Valley
View over the Crimple Valley
Farmland track in summer fields of the Crimple Valley
Under an oak tree in the Crimple Valley
Dramatic light over the Crimple Valley as a summer rain storm passes through fields
Buttercup fields in with expansive view over the Crimple Valley
Summer crops growing in the Crimple Valley
Farmland track in summer fields of the Crimple Valley
Under an oak tree in the Crimple Valley
Summer fields, public footpath to Pannal through Crimple Valley
Late summer fields looking towards the Crimple Viaduct
Farmland track in summer fields of the Crimple Valley
Under an oak tree in the Crimple Valley
Oak tree covered in snow in the Crimple Valley
Copse of beech trees covered in snow and ice in the Crimple Valley
Old oak tree near Pannal
Northern Lights / Aurora over Crimple Valley Harrogate
Frost covered field next to the A61

Frost covered field next to the A61

Frost covered hedge

Frost covered hedge

Rush Hour, Almsford Bank

Rush Hour, Almsford Bank

Public Footpath, Almsford Bank

Public Footpath, Almsford Bank

Misty summer corn field

Misty summer corn field

Looking towards A61 from corn fields

Looking towards A61 from corn fields

Tractor path at dawn, Crimple Valley

Tractor path at dawn, Crimple Valley

Fallen Tree, Crimple Valley

Fallen Tree, Crimple Valley

Winter dawn looking towards Almsford Bank

Winter dawn looking towards Almsford Bank

Crimple Valley, winter fields

Crimple Valley, winter fields

Fields near Pannal

Fields near Pannal

Stone Rings Hedge

Stone Rings Hedge

Abandoned rail line, Crimple Valley

Abandoned rail line, Crimple Valley

Near Crimple junction

Near Crimple junction

Crimple Viaduct

Crimple Viaduct

Harrogate to London passing through fields

Harrogate to London passing through fields

Evening light, Follifoot Ridge

Evening light, Follifoot Ridge

Oak tree, now fallen

Oak tree, now fallen

Row of trees, Crimple Valley

Row of trees, Crimple Valley

Follyfoot Ridge Woodland

Follyfoot Ridge Woodland