In our third Tour of the Dales outing exploring locations along the Tour de France stage through the Yorkshire Dales we’re at Muker, at the Swaledale end of the Buttertubs Pass. If you’re exploring the area it’s a worthy photographer service stop too (i.e. visiting Muker Tea Shop).
There are plenty of locations to admire buttercup meadows along the Upper Swaledale roadside around Muker, but when in the village the walk up past the pretty church and along the paved footpath across the meadows toward the River Swale is unmissable.
Sweeping views of the dale are fine on a sunny summer’s day, but as white clouds pass over the sun and create more hazy light this can be the time to get in a bit closer on one of the many field barns dotted along the valley, surrounded by glowing yellow flowers and dry stone walls.
Getting down nice and low and zooming in close on the buttercups and grasses can be effective too, especially with a shallow depth of field.