Guisecliff Wood

We hope you’ve been enjoying some autumn photography this year. Although our workshop season is now over there’s still a bit of colour about to catch before the wind finally whips all the leaves off the trees!

Here’s another post from Mark’s blog on a visit to Guisecliff Wood a few weeks ago – the trees around Guisecliff Tarn will probably be bare by now but this is a great place to bear in mind for a future visit, located near Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale.

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I’ve been to Guisecliff Wood quite a few times in autumn, but always seemed to arrive too late for the trees around the tarn, so I made a point of going in mid-October this year – and wasn’t disappointed!

Birch Trees in Autumn at Guisecliff Wood Autumn birch trees and bracken in Guisecliff Wood near Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale

I’ve wandered along the river from Pateley Bridge to Glasshouses in the past and then up through Parker Wood, but this time I went through Bewerley and up the steep Nought Bank Road before taking a farm track into the woods.  There were some nice mossy birch trees here with lovely yellow leaves which were nicely backlit by rather watery sunlight through the thin cloud.

Autumn Oak Tree at Guisecliff Tarn Oak tree and fallen autumn leaves at Guisecliff Tarn

I followed the track out of the woods again and then cut back on the path up the hill towards the tarn.  There are some…

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