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David Birchall | Chesterfield's Twisted Spire

Chesterfield's Twisted Spire

The church of Saint Mary and All Saints in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, is famous for it's landmark twisted spire, an architectural phenomenon.
David Birchall | Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Avon Gorge and Avon River in Bristol. It was designed by the brilliant Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and opened in 1864. It stands 331 feet (101 meters) from high-tide level and has a longest span of 702 feet (214 meters)
David Birchall | The Old Eyre Arms pub, Hassop

The Old Eyre Arms pub, Hassop

The Old Eyre Arms pub is a former 17th century coaching house in the historic village of Hassop, Derbyshire
David Birchall | Dartmoor Clapper Bridge

Dartmoor Clapper Bridge

This ancient clapper bridge is situated in the tiny Dartmoor hamlet of Postbridge, and is believed to date back to the 13th century. The bridge is believed to have been built to enable packhorses to cross the river, carrying tin to the stannary town of Tavistock.
David Birchall | Port Isaac, Cornwall

Port Isaac, Cornwall

Port Isaac is a small, historic fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, England. The pretty and quaint village is frequently used as a filming location, most notably for the popular and long-running television series Doc Martin, when the village masquerades as the fictional Portwenn.
David Birchall | Clovelly Harbour on a wet day

Clovelly Harbour on a wet day

The picturesque harbour at Clovelly on a wet day, with selective colour and vignette added.
David Birchall | Royal Border Bridge at Berwick Upon Tweed

Royal Border Bridge at Berwick Upon Tweed

The Royal Border Bridge and River Tweed at Berwick Upon Tweed. Berwick is the most northerly town in England, situated only two and a half miles south of the Scottish border.
David Birchall | Royal York Crescent, Bristol

Royal York Crescent, Bristol

Royal York Crescent is located in the Clifton Village area of Bristol, and at one time reputedly the longest crescent in Europe, it contains some of the most expensive properties in the city.
David Birchall | Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland

Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland

Longstone Lighthouse was completed in 1826 and stands on Longstone Rock in the Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast in the north east of England. The Farne Islands are famous for their colonies of nesting seabirds and grey seals. Note the group of seals on the rocks in the foreground of the picture.
David Birchall | Port Isaac Harbour

Port Isaac Harbour

Port Isaac is a small, historic fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, England. The pretty and quaint village is frequently used as a filming location, most notably for the popular and long-running television series Doc Martin, when the village masquerades as the fictional Portwenn.
David Birchall | Yorkshire Dales Cobbled Street

Yorkshire Dales Cobbled Street

A quaint and pretty cobbled street in the Yorkshire Dales village of Grassington. The absence of any vehicles suggests memories of a bygone era, with painterly effect added for atmosphere.
David Birchall | River Wye at Ashford In The Water.

River Wye at Ashford In The Water.

The River Wye meanders past the Sheepwash Bridge at Ashford In The Water, Derbyshire.
David Birchall | River Wye at Symonds Yat

River Wye at Symonds Yat

A boat on the Rive Wye at Symonds Yat, Herefordshire, on a beautiful summer day.
David Birchall | Brixham Quayside

Brixham Quayside

Stacked lobster and crab pots on the picturesque quayside at Brixham, Devon.
David Birchall | Torbay landscape.

Torbay landscape.

The view from Preston, Paignton, looking across the water to Torquay.
David Birchall | Dorset thatched cottages.

Dorset thatched cottages.

Chocolate box thatched cottages in the pretty hamlet of West Lulworth, Dorset.
David Birchall | Packhorse bridge at Three Shires Head.

Packhorse bridge at Three Shires Head.

Three Shires Head is so named because it is where the counties of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire all meet. It is located on Axe Edge Moor, with the River Dane running under the 18th century packhorse bridge. The packhorse bridge is grade 2 listed.
David Birchall | Thatched cottages after heavy frost.

Thatched cottages after heavy frost.

A row of picturesque chocolate box cottages in rural Worcestershire after a night of heavy frost.
David Birchall | Waterfall at Lumsdale Valley, Derbyshire.

Waterfall at Lumsdale Valley, Derbyshire.

Waterfall at Lumsdale Valley near Matlock, Derbyshire.
David Birchall | Church Lane in Ledbury

Church Lane in Ledbury

Ledbury is a market town in the English county of Herefordshire. It is renowned for it's well preserved, historic timber-framed buildings, particularly in Church Lane where this image was taken. Added tones and texture applied for effect.
David Birchall | View from Padstow to Rock, Cornwall

View from Padstow to Rock, Cornwall

View across the River Camel estuary from Padstow to Rock in Cornwall.
David Birchall | Staycation Express crossing Ribblehead viaduct.

Staycation Express crossing Ribblehead viaduct.

Heritage diesel locomotives 47712 Lady Diana Spencer and 47593 Galloway Princess hauling charter special the "Staycation Express" across Ribblehead viaduct in Yorkshire, on the world famous Settle-Carlisle line. As the name Staycation Express suggests, this is to encourage people to holiday at home, and boost the leisure and tourism industries, which have been badly impacted by Covid-19. The train is running three times daily between Skipton and Appleby during the summer holiday season.
David Birchall | Steam train crossing Ribblehead viaduct

Steam train crossing Ribblehead viaduct

Preserved steam locomotive 46115 Scots Guardsman is crossing Ribblehead viaduct, heading north to Carlisle. The viaduct is a grade 2 listed structure, and carries the famous Settle-Carlisle railway across Batty Moss in the Ribble valley. Constructed between 1870-1875, it is 440 yards long, 104 feet high, and has 24 spans, and over 100 men lost their lives during it's construction.
David Birchall | St. Leonards church at Chapel-le-Dale, Yorkshire

St. Leonards church at Chapel-le-Dale, Yorkshire

St. Leonards tiny 17th century church is in the small wooded hamlet of Chapel-le-Dale, near Ingleton, Yorkshire. It is a grade 2 listed building. Inside the church is a white marble plaque which reads: To the memory of those who through accidents lost their lives, in constructing the railway works, between Settle, and Dent Head. This tablet was erected at the joint expense of their fellow workmen and the Midland Railway Company 1869 to 1876. This is a reference to the men and their families who lived, worked, and died in appalling conditions during the building of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.
David Birchall | St. Michael and All Saints church, Hubberholme

St. Michael and All Saints church, Hubberholme

The mainly 12th century church stands by the River Wharfe in Yorkshire's Langstrothdale Valley. It was built on the site of a forest chapel. Inside is a beautiful wooden rood loft which escaped Elizabeth 1's orders to destroy all such objects. The pews, choir stalls and chairs were made by Thompson of Kilburn, famed for his mouse trademark. Mouse carvings can be found in many places within the church. The church and village pub, The George Inn, were frequented by novelist J.B Priestley whose ashes are buried in the churchyard.
David Birchall | Thatched cottages at Great Tew.

Thatched cottages at Great Tew.

A row of pretty thatched cottages in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Tew.
David Birchall | Cottages in Whalley, Lancashire.

Cottages in Whalley, Lancashire.

A row of pretty traditional terraced cottages in Whalley, Lancashire. Whalley is a large village and civil parish in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire.
David Birchall | Tudor style houses at Whalley

Tudor style houses at Whalley

Row of 19th century Tudor style houses with cottage gardens in Whalley, Lancashire, on a beautiful early autumn day. Whalley is a large village and civil parish on the banks of the River Calder in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire.
David Birchall | Downham village, Lancashire

Downham village, Lancashire

Downham is a village and civil parish in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire. The village is at the north side of Pendle Hill,. Much of the parish, including the village, is part of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
David Birchall | Yockenthwaite hamlet in Yorkshire Dales

Yockenthwaite hamlet in Yorkshire Dales

Yockenthwaite is a tiny hamlet in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies in the Langstrothdale Valley in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
David Birchall | Yorkshire Dales landscape

Yorkshire Dales landscape

Beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery at Langstrothdale Valley. This area is part of the Craven district of North Yorkshire.
David Birchall | Langstrothdale Valley in Yorkshire Dales

Langstrothdale Valley in Yorkshire Dales

Beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery at Langstrothdale Valley. This area is part of the Craven district of North Yorkshire.
David Birchall | Man O' War Bay, Dorset

Man O' War Bay, Dorset

Man O' War Bay at West Lulworth encloses ManO'War Cove, on the Dorset coast of southern England.
David Birchall | Yorkshire Dales Rainbow

Yorkshire Dales Rainbow

A rainbow over the Yorkshire Dales landscape near Grassington, on a typical autumnal day in the Dales of sunshine and showers.
David Birchall | Canal towpath at Hebden Bridge

Canal towpath at Hebden Bridge

A tranquil summer scene on the canal towpath at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
David Birchall | Hebden Bridge reflections.

Hebden Bridge reflections.

Hebden Bridge is a market town in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire, England. During the 1970s and 1980s the town saw an influx of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, alternative practitioners and teachers, Green and New Age activists, and consequently has established a reputation as being very "bohemian".
David Birchall | Lytham windmill and old lifeboat house.

Lytham windmill and old lifeboat house.

Lytham Windmill is situated on Lytham Green in the coastal town of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England. It is of the type known as a tower mill and was designed for grinding wheat and oats to make flour or bran. Since commercial milling on the site ceased in 1921 the mill has belonged to the town and is operated by Fylde Borough Council, who open it to the public during the summer. The mill also contains a museum run by the Lytham Heritage Trust which explains the history and practice of flour milling.
David Birchall | Canal reflections at Garstang, Lancashire.

Canal reflections at Garstang, Lancashire.

Reflections on the Lancaster canal at Garstang, Lancashire, on a beautiful autumn day.
David Birchall | Autumn colour in Downham, Lancashire

Autumn colour in Downham, Lancashire

Beautiful autumn colour in the picturesque Lancashire village of Downham. Situated at the foot of Pendle Hill and in the Forest of Bowland area of outstanding natural beauty, Downham is widely regarded as Lancashire's prettiest village.
David Birchall | Hebden Bridge town, West Yorkshire.

Hebden Bridge town, West Yorkshire.

Hebden Bridge is a market town in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. During the 1970s and 1980s the town saw an influx of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, alternative practitioners, teachers, green and New Age activists and has become a centre for people looking for alternative and creative lifestyles.
David Birchall | Hardcastle Crags from Heptonstall, West Yorkshire.

Hardcastle Crags from Heptonstall, West Yorkshire.

Hardcastle Crags is a wooded Pennine valley in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies approximately 2 miles north of the town of Hebden Bridge and 10 miles west of the town of Halifax.
David Birchall | Cliffs and boat skeleton at Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Cliffs and boat skeleton at Hunstanton, Norfolk.

The famous red and white striped cliffs at Hunstanton, and a boat skeleton on the beach.
David Birchall | Summer Meadow in Derbyshire.

Summer Meadow in Derbyshire.

A summer meadow with a sprinkling of poppies, Barlow, Derbyshire
David Birchall | The Lone Rowan Tree

The Lone Rowan Tree

A lone Rowan tree, also known as Mountain Ash, stands high on Derbyshire moorland, looking down on the picturesque village of Litton.
David Birchall | Torbay Landscape

Torbay Landscape

A view across Torbay from Preston (Paignton) looking towards Torquay.
David Birchall | Autumn Oak

Autumn Oak

A large oak tree dominates an autumnal landscape near Baslow, Derbyshire.
David Birchall | Yorkshire Dales Rainbow

Yorkshire Dales Rainbow

A rainbow appearing over the beautiful Yorkshire Dales landscape near Grassington, on an autumnal day of mixed sunshine and showers.
David Birchall | Derbyshire Poppy Field

Derbyshire Poppy Field

A spectacular field of summer poppies in Derbyshire.
David Birchall | Yellow Rapeseed Fields.

Yellow Rapeseed Fields.

Crops of vibrant yellow rapeseed photographed on a beautiful summer's day in Derbyshire.
David Birchall | River Calder weir at Whalley, Lancashire

River Calder weir at Whalley, Lancashire

Weir on the River Calder in Whalley, Lancashire. The River Calder is approximately twenty miles long and is a major tributary into the River Ribble.
David Birchall | Cliffs at Hunstanton, Norfolk

Cliffs at Hunstanton, Norfolk

The famous red and white striped cliffs at Hunstanton are caused by layers of different coloured rock, namely carrstone and chalk.
David Birchall | Autumn on Rochdale Canal at Summit.

Autumn on Rochdale Canal at Summit.

A beautiful autumn day on the Rochdale Canal at Summit, in the borough of Todmorden, West Yorkshire
David Birchall | River Wye at Ross-On-Wye

River Wye at Ross-On-Wye

The River Wye at Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
David Birchall | Hardcastle Crags from Heptonstall, West Yorkshire.

Hardcastle Crags from Heptonstall, West Yorkshire.

View to Hardcastle Crags from Heptonstall. Hardcastle Crags is a wooded Pennine valley in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies approximately 2 miles north of the town of Hebden Bridge and 10 miles west of the town of Halifax. It is famous for colourful seasonal displays in autumn.
David Birchall | St. John's church at Cragg Vale, Calderdale, Yorkshire.

St. John's church at Cragg Vale, Calderdale, Yorkshire.

The picturesque church of St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness sits in a wooded valley at the small village of Cragg Vale, in the Calderdale district of West Yorkshire. The church was constructed in 1838 to replace a smaller church on the site. The church is the site of a Commonwealth war grave.
David Birchall | Th' Owd Tithe Barn pub at Garstang, Lancashire.

Th' Owd Tithe Barn pub at Garstang, Lancashire.

Dating back to 1710, Th' Owd Tithe Barn pub reflected in the waters of the Lancaster canal at Garstang, Lancashire.
David Birchall | Autumn reflections on Hebden Bridge canal.

Autumn reflections on Hebden Bridge canal.

Autumn reflections in the canal waters at the picturesque town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
David Birchall | Autumn reflections at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Autumn reflections at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Beautiful autumn colours reflected in the canal waters at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
David Birchall | Canalside reflections at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Canalside reflections at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Canalside reflections at Hebden Bridge, viewed through one of the canal bridges in the picturesque town.
David Birchall | Tithe Barn moorings at Garstang, Lancashire.

Tithe Barn moorings at Garstang, Lancashire.

Tithe Barn moorings on the Lancaster canal at Garstang, Lancashire. The moorings are overlooked by Th' Owd Tithe Barn pub, which dates back to 1710.
David Birchall | Winter at Hollingworth Lake.

Winter at Hollingworth Lake.

Winter at Hollingworth Lake on a beautiful, bright winter's day. Hollingworth Lake is a 130-acre reservoir at Smithy Bridge, in Littleborough – part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, England.
David Birchall | Winter full moon at Hollingworth Lake.

Winter full moon at Hollingworth Lake.

December full moon at Hollingworth Lake with the snow dusted Pennine hills in the background.
David Birchall | Hebden Bridge in winter.

Hebden Bridge in winter.

A tranquil scene on the canal in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, on a bitterly cold but bright winter's day.
David Birchall | Pennine snow scene at Blackstone Edge.

Pennine snow scene at Blackstone Edge.

Blackstone Edge is a gritstone escarpment at 1,549 feet above sea level in the Pennine hills surrounded by moorland on the boundary between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire in England. A pair of walkers are braving the sub-zero temperature and icy wind to walk around the frozen Blackstone Edge reservoir.
David Birchall | Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland.

The imposing medieval structure of Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast.
David Birchall | Wycoller packhorse bridge and hall ruins.

Wycoller packhorse bridge and hall ruins.

The old packhorse bridge in Wycoller, with the ruins of Wycoller Hall in the background. The historic village of Wycoller is in the Pendle district of Lancashire, and forms part of a country park. The village has strong historic connections with the Bronte family. Image has additional toning and texture added for effect.
David Birchall | Wycoller packhorse bridge and Wycoller Beck.

Wycoller packhorse bridge and Wycoller Beck.

Wycoller is a village in the civil parish of Trawden Forest in Pendle, Lancashire, England. It is located 3 miles east of Colne, near to the junction of the Lancashire, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire borders. The village may date back to the 10th century BC. The photograph shows the old picturesque bridge and Wycoller Beck.
David Birchall | Pecca Twin Falls at Ingleton.

Pecca Twin Falls at Ingleton.

Pecca Twin Falls is one of a series of waterfalls on the River Twiss at Swilla Glen at Ingleton, in the Yorkshire Dales. The colours in the water are caused by mineral deposits.
David Birchall | Hollybush Spout waterfall at Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales.

Hollybush Spout waterfall at Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales.

Hollybush Spout is one of a series of waterfalls on the River Twiss along Swilla Glen, at Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales.
David Birchall | Beezley Falls at Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales.

Beezley Falls at Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales.

Beezley Falls is on the River Doe in Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales. It is one of a series of waterfalls on the rivers Twiss and Doe, along the scenic Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.