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.