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A selection of photographs taken by Andy whilst out and about in the dale. Please note: The copyright for these photographs belongs to Andy Beck. However if you wish to copy or use any of the images for non-commercial purposes you may do so providing that you acknowledge the originator and add a link to this site. Any abuse of this proviso may result in prosecution.

9th. May 2011. Cow Green

I usually fit in a walk to Upper Teesdale at this time of the year to view the selection of rare wild plants some of which are only found in this remote and barren landscape. The flowering seems to ber slightly earlier this year possibly due to the warm and dry recent weather.

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Cow Green reservoir

Cow Green Reservoir and adistant Great Dun Fell. By following the track we were on a simple there and back route to Cow Green Dam.

Red Grouse bath

Hen Red Grouse bathing on the road.

 

Cow Green Reservoir

Cow Green Dam. Built in the late '60's to provide water supply to the industrial area of Teeside.

 

Red Grouse Upper Teesdale

Cock Red Grouse on guard.

 

Cauldron Snout

Just downstream from the dam is Cauldron Snout, reputedly the longest cascade of water in the country.

 

Alan Fentiman

Today I was in the company of film-maker Alan Fentiman, we were putting ideas together for a future project, more information shortly.

 

Spring Sandwort

Spring Sandwort, just one of the low growing flowering plants along this route.

 

Wood Anemone

Wood Anemone.

Alan Fentiman film

Close-up work.

Spring Gentian

Spring Gentian with Mountain Pansy behind.

Spring Gentian Upper teesdale

This rare flower could possibly define the word "Blue". (Mountain Pansy on the right.)

Mountain Pansy

Mountain Pansy. Like most of the plants here they grown tight and close to the cropped turf, even today there was a gusty breeze.

Mountain pansy

Mountain Pansy.

 

Birds Eye primrose

The pink of Birds Eye Primrose.

Birds Eye primrose

Birds Eye Primrose.

Mountain Pansy Upper teesdale

Mountain Pansy, this group with the yellow lower petals.

Cow green storm

As we were nearing the car on our return the wind picked up and anger skies quickly came in over Cow Green.

Great Dun Fell

Heavy rain passing over Great Dun Fell.

 

Great Dun Fell

Black skies.

Langdon Beck

Langdon Beck under stormy skies as we drive back down the dale.

Storm clouds

Even as I neared home the weather systems continued to come in. This shot from near Tute Hill.

Always great to see the Spring Flowers here in Teesdale with the changing weather being an added bonus today.

Greeting cards

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