5 Barnard Castle & Lower Teesdale
Ominous stormy clouds over the market town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale with the last of the afternoon sunshine lighting up the buildings
Dramatic lighting in this view of the river Tees looking upstream from The Demenses at Barnard Castle, Teesdale
A mature European Larch (Larix Decidua) in gold autumn colour in sunshine against a clear blue sky background. Taken at Wycliffe near Barnard Castle
The old water mill, now holiday accommodation, on the River Tees at Barnard Castle, Teesdale
The remains of the Premonstratensian Monastery Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle, Teesdale, UK in winter sunshine
Panoramic view of the ancient market town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham, UK in strong winter sunshine and a clear blue sky
Panoramic view of the Grade 1 listed remains of the 12th century Barnard Castle and river Tees in the town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale. Taken on a crisp January morning in bright sunshine and a virtually cloudless blue sky
Dramatic strong autumn sunshine highlights this scene against an almost black sky. This is the confluence of the rivers Greta (running downstream from the camera) and Tees at Rokeby, near Barnard Castle, Teesdale. The artist JMW Turner painted a scene near here.
Sheep grazing under a vivid rainbow at Barningham, Lower Teesdale
A brief sunny interval highlights the rural conservation village of Barningham, with a fresh covering of snow on the moor behind it, under a dramatic stormy sky
View of a steep street named The Bank in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale, in strong late autumn sunshine.
Stepping stones across a woodland beck in spring with dappled shade, sunshine and a blue sky. A clump of wild garlic is featured in the foreground with lots more on both banks of the stream. Taken at Whorlton, Teesdale
A cascade on the river Tees at Whorlton, near Barnard Castle, Teesdale in spring sunshine, below the Grade II listed and Scheduled Ancient Monument of Whorlton Suspension Bridge connecting Yorkshire and County Durham
Looking over the grade II listed suspension bridge over the river Tees at Whorlton, Teesdale to the wooded bank on the far side with vivid autumn colours and sunshine
Copper Beech coming into leaf and wild cherries in flower in spring sunshine on the roadside at Wycliffe Apr 2019
Strong late spring sunshine lights up the River Tees looking upstream from Demenses Mill, Barnard Castle, Teesdale, while an almost black sky and approaching heavy shower provides drama.
Mixed woodland coming to life on a perfect spring morning at Flatts Woods, Barnard Castle, Teesdale
Looking upstream on the river Tees towards the County Bridge and the remains of the castle, Barnard Castle, Teesdale, in summer
Watery sunshine starting to light up the riverbanks as the cloud thins. Taken looking upstream from Demenses Mill, Barnard Castle on a frosty morning in mid-November.
A brief bright interval lights up the vivid autumn colours on the River Tees banks, looking upstream from Winston Bridge
Oak trees emerging into leaf line a country lane in strong spring sunshine under a dark sky.
Looking upstream on the River Tees from Wycliffe towards Whorlton Bridge in the distance, on a bright spring morning.
A day of bursts of very strong sunshine produces dramatic lighting conditions. Here the newly emerged deciduous woodland on the banks of the River Tees is almost as colourful as it is in autumn, standing out against a dark ominous sky. Taken looking upstream from Whorlton Bridge.
A huge sky over the Teesdale Way long distance footpath at Thorpe, which runs just to the right of the wall, looking west towards Rokeby near Barnard Castle. On the horizon in the far distance is Cross Fell, the highest point in the pennines at 893m (2930ft).
Lots of contrasts with sunshine on The Stang in the distance, and on the yellow oilseed rape in the foreground, while a dark sky provides drama.
A magnificent solitary Sycamore silhouette in strong spring sunshine against a dark sky.
Taken looking upstream from Whorlton Bridge on a fine April morning
A view looking upstream on a low River Tees from an area of exposed limestone pavement on the north side of the river at Whorlton. Taken on a perfect late April morning in strong sunshine under a cloudless deep blue sky. The Teesdale Way long distance footpath passes along this stretch of the riverbank.
For just a few seconds, a hole in the 10/10ths cloud cover formed creating quite dramatic light and vivid shades of green on this patch of farmland.
Sunshine and shadows and two derelict barns on the Teesdale Way at Thorpe, under a huge sky. Cross Fell, the highest point in the pennines, on the horizon.
A gap in the hawthorn hedge provides a view over towards Newsham (Richmondshire) from near Hutton Magna, Teesdale. Taken on a windy and blustery day as the stormy conditions were moving away, creating a little brightness under a dramatic sky
The briefest of bright intervals highlights the wall leading to a tree on the horizon as a fierce squall blows in.
The River Tees looking downstream from the north bank opposite the Meeting of the Waters at Rokeby near Barnard Castle, Teesdale. Taken from the Teesdale Way long distance footpath on the first day of meteorological summer, June 1st 2020.
A mature Ash tree by the side of the rural lane towards Van Farm, Teesdale in late spring sunshine under a cloudless deep blue sky
The River Greta meets the River Tees at Rokeby, near Barnard Castle, Teesdale. Taken from the Teesdale Way long distance footpath on the first day of meteorological summer, June 1st 2020. After weeks with little or no rain, both rivers are very low. This location was painted by the artist JMW Turner.
Red field poppies in a crop of yellow flowering oilseed rape under a cloudless deep blue sky.
Red field poppies and white cow parsley make a colourful field margin against yellow oilseed rape under a cloudless deep blue sky
Flowering Red Campion (Silene Dioica) from an earlier planting under the Countryside Stewardship scheme, to create a beneficial environment for pollinating insects. Taken on the Teesdale Way long distance footpath at Thorpe, Lower Teesdale.
Steps on an uphill footpath through woodland in spring, Wild garlic lines the path and a deep blue sky emphasizes the fresh green leaves. Taken on the Teesdale Way long distance footpath at Whorlton.
A huge formation of Mares Tails clouds (Cirrus Uncinus) in a deep blue spring sky
Three similar clouds forming over Thorpe Hall, Lower Teesdale. Taken on a bright early spring morning from Wycliffe, the air was unsually clear so that Cross Fell, the highest point in the Pennines, and approximately 22 miles away from where this picture was taken, stands out nicely on the horizon towards the right hand edge of the image.
A profusion of red field poppies towards the margin in a crop of yellow oilseed rape under a big early summer sky. Looking towards The Stang from Van Farm, Teesdale.
A panoramic view downstream on the River Tees over the cascades at Whorlton, Teesdale. A brief break in the clouds produces some brightness on the river which has been swollen from overnight rainfall. Taken on D-Day 6 June 2020 on private property with access and publication by kind permission of the landowner.
Very strong sunshine in this view upstream on the River Tees from Whorlton Bridge on the last day of meteorolgical summer 31 August 2020. Just a hint of autumn colours beginning to form in the trees.
Steps on an uphill footpath through woodland in autumn, Vivid autumn colours, mostly on mature oak trees, are emphasized by a deep blue sky. Taken on the Teesdale Way long distance footpath at Whorlton.
A mature Ash tree silhouette against a wintry background at Hutton Magna, Teesdale.
Towards Hutton Magna from Van Farm, Teesdale in winter sunshine after a heavy snowfall the previous day. A mature Ash tree silhouette in the hedgerow stands out nicely.
Pale wintry sunshine appearing in the foreground highlighting the last of the falling snow as a very heavy snow shower moves away into the distance. Towards Van Farm, Lower Teesdale
After two succesive very cold nights, the River Tees starts to freeze. Ice has formed on the calm section in the foreground and on the rocks on the far side, with more pieces of ice floating towards the camera position. Strong winter sunshine highlights the wooded bank on the far side, through which runs the Teesdale Way long distance footpath.
Sunshine and shadows on a snowy track through the woods at Wycliffe, Teesdale.
The Mid C13 and Grade 1 listed parish church of St Mary, Wycliffe, Teesdale. Taken from a snow-coveerd churchyard in very strong winter sunshine under a cloudless deep blue sky.
The ruins of Barnard Castle Teesdale and its reflection in the River Tees. Taken from the riverbank at Startforth in strong spring sunshine under a cloudless deep blue sky.