On the May Bank holiday (second one) I led a group of lovely folk on a photo walk along the banks of the river Wharfe. Starting and finishing in Addingham, it was a walk full of charm, character, cute creatures and wild garlic!
Addingham is one of my favourite villages, it’s hard to turn a corner without finding something interesting to take a picture of, which makes it a fantastic location for a photo walk. It also has a great selection of awesome pubs serving awesome beers, handy!
After taking a scenic route out of the village, we joined the Dales Way along the banks of the river Wharfe. From there we walked up towards Fairfield Farm and Livery where we explored the grounds of a 16th Century Quaker meeting house. After a group photo and some Jelly Babies (other good sweet varieties are available and frequently consumed!) we headed back towards Addingham.
We followed the Dales Way back to Addingham only this time we stayed on the footpath and took a different route into the village. The path took us further along the Wharfe where we caught sight of a dipper on the opposite bank. We continued, moved away from the river and passed some beautiful houses before the footpath opened out into the wonderful open space in which St Peter’s Churchstands. Parts of the church date back to the 15th Century however the site’s history goes back as far as 867AD!
After a short time exploring this special place we headed back towards The Fleece Inn where the choice between coffee, cake and beer appeared to cause divisions within the group (in the friendliest manner of course). Ever the fence-sitter, I opted for a beer followed by cake and coffee to go!
If you’d like to come along to the next photo walk social or find out more, please visit the Walking Photographer Social page here.
Here are some great photos from people who attended the walk. You can see more on the Walking Photographer Tours Flickr group here.
Flickr Credit: LizziKay
Flickr Credit: Jpaddington
Flickr Credit: S.Mus
Flickr Credit: Anware