On what was a beautiful crystal clear winters morning, it was so sad to stop and see a place that was once graced by great brush of William Turner is now nothing more than a weekend roadside stopover for visiting people to Harrogate or Knaresborough. Even on this weekday morning when I pulled over, the place was closed with nowhere to park, but I was undeterred and with a willingness to see what laid beyond the ‘KEEP OUT ..”CLOSED” gate, I armed myself with the ‘trusty’ camera I ventured/vaulted over the gate.
What awaited me was nothing short of magical, I could see why Edward Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood commissioned Turner to produced his two serene landscape paintings of the place, the lake was a Titanic’esque‘ mill pond and the rocks had an amazing winter colour with some crazy shades of mutant lichen on them.
I managed to take only a brief amounts of photographs, but in my opinion this place is such a hidden gem on the door step of our County of Yorkshire and deserves more than just a fleeting ‘urban’ visit from a passerby like me and my camera….
28 thoughts on “Plumpton Rocks”
What an awesome place!! Your images of it are really great!
Have a nice weekend
Thanks Marie, pity it was only a short stop over, I’ll be going back to spend more time there soon.
You have a great weekend as well
I see an owl like face in that rainbow rock.
I love it when that happens
Absolutely gorgeous photos – so easy to see where Turner’s inspiration came from. Is it a protected refuge on the weekends?
I think it’s a payed entry, but not very much
Really gorgeous photos and place. Thanks for including the Turner painting, too. Must be an earlier one of his (as it’s not the style of his later years that I love so much!)
Thanks Anita, I agree also, his later work is amazing, I especially like Snow Storm
I’m glad you ventured in to take the photos. I didn’t realize that was where Turner painted that from, so am glad you shared it too. What a cool place! Although you wonder how wrecked it would be if they let the tourists in.
They do let them in at weekends, but not many people venture there…it’s kind of a hidden gem
Wow there are faces in all those rocks and the reflections in the water are amazing. Fabulous photos!
Thank you so much 🙂
Wonderful … what a photo and how fun is that Turner has painted exacts the same spot. I think your photo is fare better than his painting. Not I prefer photos to paintings.
Your addition photos are magical … special the one with the rainbow – my pick of today.
Have a lovely weekend.
Thanks Viveka for such a lovely comment.
Hope you had a good weekend also
well, as they say, One good Truner deserves another…you did him proud there.
Nice one Bill .’smiles’
Nice! In the first photos, the reflections are absolutely amazing! And I love the unique patters of the rocks…
Thanks, it’s a great place to visit
That top photo is incredible! Did you use a filter?
Thanks Elaine, it had some extra contrast added, but no filter as such. 🙂
Well, it looks fabulous. 🙂
Amazing place and breathtaking photos. It is magical!!
the first photo truly amazing…