Elmet at Elmet! Congratulations to Fiona Mozley, whose highly-acclaimed novel Elmet was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. A new addition to the library at Elmet Farmhouse, alongside the Brontes and Ted Hughes
Autumn view from Elmet Farmhouse, as featured on the cover of Ted Hughes’s Remains of Elmet
Stoodley Pike and Heptonstall with autumn sunshine bouncing off the hills
Jewel-like colours on the hilltop hay meadows at Heptonstall
Residual purple in the heather moorland above Blake Dean beyond Hardcastle Crags
This month’s photos are devoted to the spectacular display of heather above Widdop Reservoir, not far from Hardcastle Crags. Seen here is a dramatic rocky outcrop called Dove Stones slicing up through the heather moorland on Widdop Moor.
View along Great Edge, a rocky gritstone outcrop running for a mile or so above Widdop Reservoir
Great Edge with heather in full bloom on Widdop Moor
Widdop Reservoir from Widdop Moor
Widdop Reservoir from Great Edge in the early morning sunshine
The many moods of Autumn at Elmet Farmhouse, perched on the hilltop at Pecket Well above Hebden Bridge. Misty mornings and serene sunsets during November 2016, with Heptonstall andStoodley Pike on the horizon.
If you’re lucky you might see the famous River of Mist during your stay at Elmet Farmhouse, a remarkable phenomenon unique to this area. Usually it forms early in the morning as the sun rises and fog starts to lift, but sometimes it appears later in the day after heavy rain.
Moisture is trapped in the steep-sided wooded valleys. Swathes of mist swirl around clinging to the hills, with Stoodley Pike and Heptonstall church peeping through on the tops.
There is nothing quite like the magical River of Mist – and Elmet Farmhouse gives you a bird’s eye view.