Field Barns and Buttercup Meadows at Muker in Swaledale
Field Barns and Buttercup Meadows at Muker in Swaledale

 

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).

Paved Footpath across Buttercup Meadows at Muker
Paved Footpath across Buttercup Meadows at Muker

 

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.

Field Barn and Wild Flower Meadows near Muker
Field Barn and Wild Flower Meadows near Muker

 

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.

Grasses and Flowers in a Buttercup Meadow at Muker
Grasses and Flowers in a Buttercup Meadow at Muker

 

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.

If you’d like to join us for a spot of summer landscape photography in the Yorkshire Dales we have workshops coming up soon at Aysgarth and Malham.