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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  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéalmost 3 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous :) xxx

  • Thanks very much Denise.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • BlurryMemory
    BlurryMemoryalmost 3 years ago

    Liking the high saturation look of this piece, great job!

  • many thanks, greatly appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL work

  • Many thanks Larry.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillalmost 3 years ago

    three times the charm … and cool, green, shady, and more beautiful!! ;-D
    >blows kiss<


  • Thanks a lot Jan, appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful piece of work dear Colin.x

  • Many thanks Catherine.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful place and shot Colin x

  • Thank you very much Irene.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    A wonderful peaceful scene… lovely capture Colin…

  • Many many thanks Andrea.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenalmost 3 years ago

    Love the colours Colin..well shot

  • Cheers mate, appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful capture.

  • Thanks a lot Sandra, greatly appreciated.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured Colin.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Really appreciated Jude, thanks.

    – Colin Metcalf

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