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The Falcon Arncliffe! by Colin Metcalf

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Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ38
Car and aerials removed, sky added and building spiced up in Photoshop Elements 9 with Topaz Adjust plugin.
Finished in Picasa 3

Arncliffe is a small village and civil parish the largest of Littondale’s four settlements. Littondale is a small valley beside Upper Wharfedale, 3 miles beyond Kilnsey and its famous crag. It is part of the Craven district of the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire, England but is in the historic West Riding of Yorkshire.

Arncliffe and Littondale from the north.Situated on a gravel delta above the flood-plain of the River Skirfare, Arncliffe’s houses, cottages, and other buildings face in towards a large green, and outwards to green hillsides etched with limestone scars. A barn to the north of the green is a good example of the local style, with an unusual entrance, and a datestone of 1677.

Behind the village buildings are several small crofts, nearly one to each house, and beyond these, limestone walls climb the surrounding hills separating higher fields. St Oswald’s church lies close to the river a little North of the village, and the road up the dale crosses the river past Bridge End where Charles Kingsley stayed, and Old Cotes, built in 1650, whose gabled porch has a 3-light window somewhat characteristic of late 17th-century houses in this area of the dales. A narrow, winding road climbs steeply southwards from the village, across the fells towards Malham. Paths also go towards Kettlewell and Starbotton.

Arncliffe was the original setting for the fictional village of Beckindale in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale Farm, from its inception in 1972 until the relocation to Esholt.

In the 7 Up documentary series, Nick Hitchon was shown growing up on a farm in Arncliffe and being educated in a one-room school. Nick went on to become an engineering professor.



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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    great work!

  • Crikey that was fast. Thanks very much Charmiene!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 3 years ago

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture and final image, Colin !!

  • Thank you very much Mattie appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Forgot to say, enjoyed the write up in the description- very informative !!

  • You are very welcome! Thanks!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous Colin.

  • Thanks very much Lynne, greatly appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Stunning work Colin.

  • Cheers Warren appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thanks a lot!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much Torfinn for the great comment and fave!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Colin!

  • Cheers Lucinda appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • And many thanks for the fave!!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Oh so gorgeous Colin!

  • Thanks again Tina especially for the fave!

    – Colin Metcalf

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