The Landscape of the Yorkshire Dales


Since Aspect2i first started out we have always run workshops in the Yorkshire Dales for obvious reason, its beautiful! Most of our workshops to date have been short and have targeted an individual aim such as mastering composition, mastering the tilt and shift lens or spending three days mastering infrared photography.

We have now decided that the Yorkshire Dales needs more time so we have designed this 5-day workshop so we can indulge ourselves for a little longer in this amazing place. This is a rolling landscape of many features, some of which are quite unique. The Yorkshire Dales is an upland Pennine area, most of which, was designated as a National Park in 1954 and stretches over 2180 square kilometres. 

Probably the most fascinating aspect of this place are the carboniferous limestone pavements which can be found throughout the park. These ancient rock formations were created by retreating glaciers during the last ice age. But don’t be fooled into thinking the Dales are only about limestone pavements. Of course we will visit places that cannot be overlooked such as Goredale Scar, Janet’s Foss, Hardraw Force and the area around Ribblehead, but we will also venture to quieter, more unassuming places where the land rolls and stands of trees are perched atop little hills, and drystone walls stretch across acres. It is these places that encapsulate the essence of this amazing landscape.

There is a rich source of photographic material to explore here. The open Pennine Moors offer stunning views over the vast landscape leading to the Lakes District in the West and the North York Moors to the East. The landscape is littered with tiny lanes that wind up and down the Dales passing ancient farmsteads, old stone barns in fields and pockets of ancient woodland with tall, mature beech trees. The rivers and waterfalls in the Yorkshire Dales are plentiful across the land and we will certainly be spending some time exploring them. 

This workshop will cover large parts of the Dales so you can experience many of the stunning features this area has to offer. We will be based in the south, quite close to the beautiful Scaleber Force and Malham Cove, but we will be travelling as far north as Keld, as far West as Ingleton and as far East as Aysgarth stopping at many amazing locations on the way.

It is true to say that the Yorkshire Dales is still a place where you feel you are getting away from the crowds and seeing a land that is fixed in time and oozing with character and charm. If you want to spend time with friendly, like-minded people and learn from Paul Gallagher who has been photographing these Dales for many, many years, then we are sure this will be a fitting escape. Paul will be on hand at all times to offer his experience and enthusiasm and share ideas with you whenever you want. We will also have the occasional image review in the evenings and Paul will offer you guidance on how to get the very best from your time on this workshop. 


Residential 5 day workshop

DateSun 14th - Thu 18th Nov 2021

LocationYorkshire Dales

HotelBeck Hall

LeaderPaul Gallagher

and Michael Pilkington


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The price includes extensive one to one coaching and tuition, bed and breakfast accommodation in a high quality hotel (no single occupancy supplement) during the workshop.


Camera and travel insurance as well as travel to and from the venue are also not included. Meals not mentioned. Alcoholic drinks and other personal expenditure is not covered either.

The Landscape of the Yorkshire Dales