Flying Scotsman: 8 July

On 8 July the Club has an outing to photograph the iconic locomotive, Flying Scotsman, as it hauls a train from York via Settle to Carlisle and return.

It will be at some of the most attractive areas in the Yorkshire Dales around lunch time on the way out and early evening on the way back. Club member and railway enthusiast John Slack says it is best to avoid obvious, easy locations like Skipton, Hellifield and Settle. He has made his own recommendations and these will be revealed in a circular to members! Those ICC photographers following his suggestions can meet up at a local hostelry afterwards. Do check that the locomotive is running before you set out. A link for this is given in the circular.

Whilst in the area you might want to visit Stainforth Falls. Park at Stainforth Car Park (BD24 9QD) then follow the Pennine Bridleway signs under the B6479, through a picnic area, and over the railway. After crossing over the old packhorse bridge (old bridge that is, not an old packhorse), take the footpath through the fields to the falls.

If this is too busy for you (and on a sunny Sunday it might be), try the quieter Craven Limeworks (park at BD24 9NU then a short walk). Built in 1873, the Hoffman continuous process kiln is huge with 22 chambers that you can venture into and presents an interesting challenge for the photographer (remember your tripod).

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