After the Lake District fells, the open grassy sweeps of Wensleydale and its limestone scars were a delight. A network of field-walls, barn, so many barns and sheep.
A track leads to The Knott Mine and the disturbed foreground is flooded. Bright green resembles bog and the rusty red is cotton grass. History and natural history calls for more time. In this limestone landscape the sub-terrainean picture must be intricate, with shake holes and swallow holes and water percolating down into underground cave systems.
Aysgarth Falls marked the conclusion of our walk, then we headed for the garden of The George and Dragon to quench our thirst after a hot day. Apricating and sun-soaked, with cool drinks.
Driving west and home to Kendal, into the low sun, sheep lit in a halo of warm light. A memorable day and companionable day.