Joe Cornish is a well known and much loved landscape photographer.
Born in Exeter, he moved up to North Yorkshire in 1993 and has been taken beautiful images of the Yorkshire landscape ever since. You’ll find his work in many publications including those of the National Trust and other tourism bodies.
I have loved his work for many years and was given a Joe Cornish print for my 30th Birthday. I hope you enjoy his Yorkshire landscapes as much as we do…
Images of Yorkshire – Joe Cornish
Roseberry Topping – North York Moors
Standing at just 1056 feet, this iconic landmark is notable more for its shape than height. A landslip around 100 years ago formed the distinctive uneven peak you can see today but standing aloof from the neighbouring Cleveland Hills, Roseberry Topping has been an important landmark for thousands of years. Derived from ‘Othenesburg’ an old Viking name for Odin’s Hill, its name indicates it was a sacred spot in ancient times and it retains a tangible sense of this magic today. Walking up to the summit of Roseberry Topping is a challenging but very rewarding route. This area of the North York Moors is a real walker’s paradise..
The stone walls and barns of Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales
A beautiful image of a truly striking landscape. Swaledale is instantly recognizable, with it’s criss-cross pattern of stone walls punctuated with old stone barns. The Dales are well known to walkers across the UK, but Swaledale is also a great spot for cycling. And of course you are sure to find many warm pubs and inns ready to welcome you in to sit by a roaring fire.
Helmsley, North York Moors
Helmsley is one of my favourite places in Yorkshire, in the world for that matter. It’s such a pretty little town, but it has such character and vibrancy that it could never be described as twee. You’ll find lots of excellent restaurants and gastro-pubs in and around Helmsley, as well as several excellent Deli’s and wine shops. If you’re a bit of a foodie, then Helmsley is an idyllic choice for a cottage holiday.
Staithes, Yorkshire Coast
Staithes is just one of several charming fishing villages along this part of the Yorkshire Coast. Much like it’s slightly larger cousin, Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes seems to tumble down towards the sea, with it’s cobbled streets and houses clinging on to the coast for dear life. It’s a classic coastal scene, and when you walk down it’s steep streets you can’t help but pick up a sense of times gone by…
The City of York
York needs little introduction. This compact and historic city is a real jewel in the crown of Yorkshire’s many tourist attractions. Take a wander around the crooked, cobbled streets and marvel at the history surrounding you. There is so much to see and do here, but any visit to York wouldn’t be complete without a Fat Rascal at Betty’s Tea-rooms and a visit to the York Minster.
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All images provided courtesy of Joe Cornish.
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