Images of Yorkshire – Working the View
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Images of Yorkshire – Working the View

In this week’s collection of Yorkshire images we are showcasing the work of Yorkshire photographer Mark Butler and in particular his project & resulting book on the Yorkshire Dales National Park: Working the View

Mark Butler's Working the View - a collection of stunning images of the Yorkshire DalesThis fascinating project is a unique collaboration between brother and sister Mark and Sarah – Mark the photographer, Sarah the writer.  Read on to discover how they have encapsulated the magic of the Yorkshire Dales landscape through images and the words of those that live here…

Working the View – Mark & Sarah Butler

This beautiful coffee table book explores the relationship between the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and its guardians, shining a spotlight on the work they do to protect, nurture and work the land around them.

It features 40 participants with close connections to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, from landowners to farmers to those working in organisations to protect the landscape. Each were asked during individual interviews to suggest 3 viewpoints of the Yorkshire Dales which mean something to them.  The interviews were recorded and presented in the book ‘as said’, giving the book a vibrancy to match the glorious images alongside.

Mark Butler's Working the View - a collection of stunning images of the Yorkshire DalesMark spent an incredible year and a half photographing these views, often returning to the same point time and time again to experiment with different seasons and light.

Working the View – Images of the Yorkshire Dales

Time to just sit back and enjoy Mark’s stunning work…

Langcliffe Brow

Langcliffe Brow - Mark Butler


Calton - Mark Butler

Thresfield Moor

Threshfield Moor - Mark Butler


Askrigg - Mark Butler

Halton Gill

Halton Gill - Mark Butler

Kilnsey Park

Kilnsey Park - Mark Butler

Wild Boar Fell

Wild Boar Fell - Mark Butler


Muker - Mark Butler

You can see more stunning images of the Yorkshire Dales and further information about the project Working the View on Mark’s website:

Where to stay

If these stunning views and beautiful images of the Yorkshire Dales have worked their magic on you, come and see them for yourself.  We have lots of wonderful Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages to stay at, many with their own fabulous views of the Yorkshire Dales…

All images provided courtesy of Mark Butler.

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If you have any images of Yorkshire you would like to share with Gorgeous Cottages we would love to see them.  You can contact us on 0844 736 6276 or by email at 


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