Hawksworth Woods by Colin Metcalf

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Hawksworth Woods in Horsforth. An oasis of tranquility, you cannot believe that this spot is just a five minute walk from the busy Leeds to Ilkley A65.

The woodland lies within the framework of the Upper Aire Valley. Part of the site was formerly quarried or gleaned for millstone grit but has now reverted back to woodland and scrub.
The woodlands are predominantly mixed broadleaves mainly containing oak and sycamore, with the understories consisting of rowan, hazel, holly and guelder rose. Small pockets of heather can also be found. These woodlands are currently managed to ensure a continuity of multi-aged tree cover. Great Hawksworth has received active management in recent years through the removal of invasive tree species and the promotion of understorey and ground flora.
There are also patches of heath on the exposed spoil heaps and a rich wildflower meadow. A series of natural springs occur through the wood, all flowing into Oil Mill Beck’.

Nikon D3100 with 18-55 kit lens.

Thanks for taking the time to browse my portfolio, I hope you see something you like. Colin.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work

  • Thanks very much.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • joak
    joakover 2 years ago

    brilliant bud av no seen ye aboot for a while nice tae see you looks a braw place

  • Thanks a lot mate. I retired in february and thought i would have more time for the photies but I’ve never been so busy. There is no end to the work that the boss finds me to do.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • joak
    joakover 2 years ago

    retired!..you look only aboot 36 mate!…guid oan ye pal

  • Thats really nice of you……….. Now, how much do I owe you.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillover 2 years ago

    Cool and green and shady . . . beautiful!!!! ;-D
    >blows kiss<


  • Thanks again Jan.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • HermitsLife
    HermitsLifeover 2 years ago

    it’s been a while since I went to these woods regularly, maybe I need to return again soon. another lovely shot Colin:)

  • Thanks again mate, they are really lush at the moment after all the rain.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 2 years ago

    It is truly a tranquil looking spot Colin…. :))))

  • Again, many thanks my friend.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Colin!

  • Thanks again Roy, pleased you like it.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    Stunning image Colin wonderful capture and light

  • Thank you so much Maggie, greatly appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Lightthinker
    Lightthinkerover 2 years ago

    Well spotted and captured indeed. My sure fave!

  • Many thanks, greatly appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Colin – Love it xx

  • Thanks a lot for your kind words Gail, appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

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