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‘Ingleborough from Whitescar’ by Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

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A view from the Whitescar limestone pavement towards the distant peak of Ingleborough, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Limestone pavements were formed in the ice age – the movement of ice scraping the top surface of the limestone flat and stripped bare of any vegetation. As the ice melted, the melt-water cut its way through the limestone forming a multitude of narrow, deep fissures and leaving behind blocks of flat-topped limestone. The fissures are called ‘Grykes’ and the flat-topped limestone blocks are ‘Clints’. Rare plants colonise the micro-environments within the grykes and at Whitescar a twisted old tree has rooted deep in a fissure, pushing its way to the surface.

Acrylic on canvas

16” x 20”


  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraalmost 5 years ago

    Really beautiful painting!

  • Thank you so much Silvia!

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Richard Ion
    Richard Ionalmost 5 years ago

    Very interesting description to accompany a very fine picture – good work.

  • Thank you Richard – I’ll be purchasing a panoramic canvas shortly and having a crack at Ribblehead Viaduct…

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Deborah Glasgow
    Deborah Glasgowalmost 5 years ago

    Love your trees, Martin.

  • Thank you as always, Deborah!

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 5 years ago

    your choice of colour is so original. A beautiful interpretation of these rock formations…. a real sod to walk over tho!! x

  • Thank you as always Linda – much appreciated my friend! They do indeed make for difficult walking, especially in wet or icy conditions, but these formations are definitely worth seeing… x

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 5 years ago

    I love the movement in the sky…..the bold colours and the brush strokes….lovely Martin….

  • Thank you as always, Pam – really appreciate your encouraging words!

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Debbie  Widmer
    Debbie Widmeralmost 5 years ago

    Great colours & really love the style!

  • Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Debbie!

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 4 years ago

    Love it!!

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

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