Hawksworth Woods. by Colin Metcalf

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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  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillalmost 3 years ago

    and still more cool, green, shady beauty!! ;-D
    >blows kiss<


  • Thank you very very much Jan.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 3 years ago

    Really beautiful x

  • Really appreciated Irene, thanks.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • HermitsLife
    HermitsLifealmost 3 years ago

    Another great shot from within these woods :)

  • Thank you very very much.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 3 years ago

    THIS IS WONDERFUL " FELCI" !!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW !!!

  • Many many thanks my friend, hope you are well.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you very very much, greatly appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Ahhhh ! ..what a beautiful place ..so lush & green.. – Love it xx

  • Thanks a lot Gail, I appreciate the support.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • peaky40
    peaky40almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Colin!

  • Thanks Roy, I appreciate that.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Noble Upchurch
    Noble Upchurchover 2 years ago

    This beautiful image somehow rests the eye and stirs the imagination!!! Superb work Colin!!!

  • Many thanks my friend. I have only recently discovered the beauty of this spot despite living not 10 minutes walk away and passing it 2/3 times a week.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Lightthinker
    Lightthinkerover 2 years ago

    Such a lovely spot and picture. Certainly my fave!

  • Thank you very very much, greatly appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

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