The river Ure...
|Copyright: Stephen Wilkinson (wilkinsonsg)
|Date Taken: 2008-02-10|
|Camera: Olympus E1|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-02-13 8:54|
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|Taken on a walk near Thornton Steward in North Yorkshire (I have posted a colour version of this on my TrekEarth site).|
'The River Ure is a river in North Yorkshire, England. It is the principal river of Wensleydale, which is the only one of the famous Yorkshire Dales now named after a village rather than its river.
The old name for the valley derived from the river name was Yoredale.
The Ure is sometimes said to be a tributary of the River Ouse, but the transition is usually regarded as a change of name, rather than the start of a new river.
Tributaries include the River Swale and the River Skell.
The name may have come from the Viking word for good fertile earth.
Alternatively, it may have Originally been called Jor, later Yore, possibly from Celtic Isura, which has a meaning of "holy".
The first notable attraction near the Ure is the National Park Centre near Hawes; a few miles to the east the river goes over the beautiful Aysgarth Falls. The river then passes Middleham Castle and then the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey. Next the river passes through the village of Masham which is home to the famous Theakston Brewery. The following attractions are Marmion Tower at West Tanfield and Norton Conyers.
The river then passes through the historic City of Ripon. Ripon Cathedral is one of the finest in the country. The river then flows past Newby Hall and the ancient monuments known as the Devil's Arrows. The Ure is bridged by the A1(M) motorway just to the west of the town of Boroughbridge.
To the east of Boroughbridge, the Ure is joined by the River Swale. About 6 miles downstream of this confluence, at Cuddy Shaw Reach near Linton-on-Ouse, the river changes its name to the River Ouse'.
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A great B&W shot. Good description
- [2008-02-13 9:41]
ciao stephen...bellissimo scatto..giusta la scelta del bianco e nero...ottimo soggetto e bel pov...ottima la nota..
beautiful photo:) tfs
I love it. Good sweeping sky and dramatic clouds, very dark/ rich b&w treatment on this one.
- [2008-02-13 18:33]
Hi Stephen! This is a great dark and moody picture.This is very well composed.Beautiful textures,almost surreal.Well done.TFS
- [2008-02-15 6:11]
great picture. very well seen and captured landscape. the contrasts are great. a very moody shot and i love the dark style.
- [2008-03-11 5:14]
Just seen your shot, very moody dare I say typical Yorkshire grit reminds me of my visits to Nth Yorks many years ago