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Aysgarth Falls is a spectacular stretch of water in Lower Wensleydale. Aysgarth is best known for its triple flight of waterfalls, carved out by the River Ure.

The river stretches out along the valley and dramatically drops 30 metres.

The falls are a product of the Ice Age. Several thousand years ago, great rivers of ice ground down inside the valleys.

Nearby Bishopdale was ground deeper than Wensleydale and the River Ure had to drop a good distance to meet up with it, so the falls were formed.


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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    lovely shot Paul

  • Many thanks Tina

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  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    Always appreciate your narratives, Paul.. they give an extra understanding of your work. This is quite beautiful. Love the processing that gives this a feeling of age without taking away the sense and feel of power and motion

  • Many thanks Maureen, have not done too much with this, the colour in the water comes from the peat in the ground in this neck of the woods

    – Paul Thompson Photography

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 5 years ago

    very nice

  • Thanks Bobby

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  • allicata
    allicataalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing to me that this looks so painterly! You captured it so well!

  • Thank you very much Allison

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  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you very much Mimi for the feature in your fantastic group

    – Paul Thompson Photography

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 5 years ago

    this is beautiful… : )

  • Many thanks Mimi

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  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyalmost 5 years ago

    great shot:)

  • Thank you Fino

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture, Paul!

  • Thanks alot my friend

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  • sharpie
    sharpiealmost 5 years ago

    Excellent photography!

  • Thanks alot my friend

    – Paul Thompson Photography

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Many thanks Polly

    – Paul Thompson Photography

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