Sketches I


I always have a sketchbook to hand wherever I am to make rapid sketches. I've taken hundreds off the website (random selection) because it was slowing the loading of it too much!

Airton raining, Yorkshire Dales
Rain at Airton, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch - Keith Melling

Airton, raining, Yorkshire Dales
After a very wet walk at Malham with W, we stopped at Airton and I did a quick sketch from the car.

Pencil
artist: Keith Melling

Near Swinden Quarry, Cracoe, Yorkshire Dales
Near Swinden Quarry, Cracoe, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

Near Swinden Quarry, Cracoe, Yorkshire Dales 06/12.20
Just before it went too dark.  It was muddy but not raining when W and I walked up Moor Lane and lost the footpath on Boss Moor.

Pencil.
Artist: Keith Melling

Rocks on Beamsley Beacon, Yorkshire
Rocks on Beamsley Beacon, Yorkshire. Sketch: keith Melling

Rocks on Beamsley Beacon, Yorkshire 08/11/20
It was very misty with a cold wind blowing, so got down behind rocks where it was more sheltered.
Walk with W.
Pencil.
artist: Keith Melling

Near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales
Near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

Near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales
There wasn't any room to park by Barden Bridge, so we carried on and parked on the little top road. Walked with W along the river then to Desolation Valley, 
Pencil.
Artist: Keith Melling

Mark House Lane, Gargrave

Mark House Lane, Gargrave 18/10/20
A little circuit round on the Leeds & Liverpool canal to Coniston Cold & back to Gargrave.
Walk with W.
Pencil
Artist; Keith Melling

Top of Malham Cove

Top of Malham Cove, view to Pendle Hill 11/10/20
It was very busy - lots of people out walking.
Walked with W.
Pencil.
Artist: Keith Melling

View from White Scars below Ingleborough to Morecambe Bay
View from White Scars below Ingleborough to Morecambe Bay. Sketch Keith Melling

View from White Scars below Ingleborough to Morecambe Bay, Yorkshire Dales.
Walk with W.
Pencil
Artist: Keith Melling

River Skirfare near Arncliffe, Littondale
River Skirfare, Littondale. Sketch: Keith Melling

River Skirfare near Arncliffe, Littondale.
This small river, only 15 miles long, begins at the confluence of Cosh Beck and Foxup Beck. It flows through Littondale to join the larger River Wharfe. I walked with W from Arncliffe to visit Scoska Cave.

Sketch: Keith Melling

From Langden Castle, Trough of Bowland
From Langden Castle, Trough of Bowland. Sketch - Keith Melling

From Langden Castle,  near Trough of Bowland 20/09/20
Walk with W.
Landgden Castle (not shown) just looks like an old barn. It was thought to be a shooting lodge.

Above Skirethorns, Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales
Above Skirethorn, Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales. Keith Melling

Above Skirethorns, Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales 06/09/20/
Walk with W.
Pencil
Artist: Keith Melling

Rocks in Faugh's Quarry, Newchurch, Lancashire
Rocks in Faugh's Quarry, Newchurch Lancashire. Artist - Keith Melling

 Rocks in Faugh's Quarry, Newchurch, Lancashire 04/09/20.
Walk from home on own.

Pencil
Artist: Keith Melling

Great Whernside and Grass Wood from above Skirethorn, Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales
Gt Whernside and Grass Wood from above Skirethorn, Threshfield. Sketch: Keith Melling

View towards Great Whernside and Grass Wood from above Skirethorn, Threshfield 23/08/20/
Walk with M, S&M,
Pencil
Artist: Keith Melling

Sell Gill Holes, Yorkshire Dales
Sell Gill Holes, Yorkshire Dales. Artist: Keith Melling

Sell Gill Holes 09/08/20
I've passed this way and sketched this pot hole before but it always looks different and is so fascinating.
Walk with M, S&B.
Pencil & white crayon
Artist: Keith Melling

View from Elbolton to Simon's Seat, Yorkshire Dales
View from Elbolton to Simon's Seat, Yorkshire Dales. Artist: Keith Melling

View from Elbolton to Simon's Seat, Yorkshire Dales 02/08/20
This hill is a Reef Knoll (made from pure limestone) near Linton.
Walk with M.
Pencil & white crayon
Artist: Keith Melling

Pendle Hill from Top o Lingbobs
Pendle Hill from Top o' Lingbobs. Sketch -  Keith Melling

Pendle Hill from Top o' Lingbobs 05/04/20
Long walk and sketch during the lockdown on own.

Under Pendle, Barley, Lancashire
Under Pendle, Barley, Lancashire. Sketch by Keith Melling

Under Pendle 06/03/20
A fine and sunny day with big fluffy clouds for a change. And yes, there is actually a place called 'Under Pendle'. It seems to me that it's a small cluster of buildings.
Walk on own from home.
Pencil
Artist: Keith Melling

Embsay Reservoir, Yorkshire Dales
Embsay Reservoir, Yorshire Dales. Sketch by Keith Melling

Embsay Reservoir, Yorkshire Dales15/12/19.
There was a covering of snow which made everywhere look very picturesque. Most of the snow was gone the following day.

Moor Lane, Hetton, Yorkshire Dales
Moor Lane, Hetton, Yorkshire Dales. Drawing - Keith Melling

Moor Lane, Hetton, Yorkshire Dales 08/12/19

Wood near Flasby Fell, Yorkshire Dales
Wood near Flasby Fell, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch by Keith Melling

Wood near Flasby Fell, Yorkshire Dales 24/11/19.

Had walk from Flasby to Sharp Haw and back. This wood was half way up, overlooking Gargrave.

Ingleborough from Twistleton Scar, Yorkshire Dales
Ingleborough from Twistleton Scar. Sketch - Keith Melling

Ingleborough from Twistleton Scar 10/11/19

Pendle Hill from above Long Preston, Yorkshire Dales
Pendle Hill from above Long Preston, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

Pendle Hill from above Long Preston, Yorkshire Dales 27/10/19
Somewhere near Langber Lane we stopped and looking behind there was this magnificent view.

Grimwith Res near Hebden, Yorkshire Dales
Grimwith Res near Hebden, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch -  Keith Melling

Grimwith Res near Hebden, Yorkshire Dales. 14/10/19
Believe or not; a barn owl flew out of the window of the barn then flew back a few minutes later. It was so good to see, it alighted on the sill and looked back, I could see its characteristic face before it went inside.

Rowton Pot, Kingsdale, Yorkshire Dales
Rowton Pot, Kingsdale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

Rowton Pot, Kingsdale, Yorkshire Dales

Raining at Clapham
Raining at Clapham. Sketch Keith Melling

07/11/18 Raining at Clapham

Near Walloper Well, Newton-in-Bowland
Near Walloper Well, Newton-in-Bowland

30/06/18 Near Walloper Well, Newton-in-Bowland.

I was sketching on a blistering hot day from my car with all the windows down when a young chap came over the brow of the hill and made a beeline for me. He had his shirt tied round his middle and must have been exhausted after walking up the seemingly never ending drag from Clitheroe. He bent his head down and peered through the open window, he was about a foot from me and when he opened his almost toothless mouth I could see his blackened teeth. I don't know whether he meant it or not but he said "Does this road go to London?"
"It goes to Newton" I replied.
"I' could do with a drink" he said rather longingly. So I gave him my half full bottle of water and he went happily on his way and I carried on with my quick sketch.

Pendle Hill from near Bridge End
Pendle Hill. Sketch Keith Melling

09/06/18  Pendle Hill from above Hey's Lane near Bridge End, Barley

Pendle Hill from Till House near, Sawley, Lancashire
Pendle Hill from Till House near Rodhill Gate Lane (track), Sawley, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

20/05/18 Pendle Hill from Till House near Rodhill Gate Lane (track), Sawley.
Started walking through fields from Sawley, it was difficult finding the way and had to look at the map a million times. The weather was brilliant and the views were very good.  

New Bridge near Litton, Yorkshire Dales
New Bridge near Litton, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

13/08/17 New Bridge near Litton, Yorkshire Dales.
The river was dry on this occasion apart from a few still pools.
The Bridge is quite old really, it's just called 'New Bridge'

Scot Gate Lane above Conistone
Scot Gate Lane above Conistone. Sketch Keith Melling

21/07/17 Scot Gate Lane above Conistone

Looking out of Scoska Cave, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Scoska Cave, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

25/06/17 S drawing the view looking out of Scoska Cave, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales.
We couldn't stay long because of the midges...lots of them.

Stockdale Lane near Settle, Yorkshire Dales
Stockdale Lane near Settle, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

07/05/17 Stockdale Lane near Settle, Yorkshire Dales

Mark House Lane near Bell Busk, North Yorkshire

29/04/17 Mark House Lane near Bell Busk, North Yorkshire.

Always a pleasant walk from Gargrave up this geen lane to Newfield Bridge and back along the Pennine Way.

Threshfield Quarry, Yorkshire Dales
Threshfield Quarry, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

08/01/17  In Threshfield Quarry, Yorkshire Dales.
It is disused now and and parts of it are designated 'Sites of Special Scienific Interest'. This drawing was done between the two main parts of it. 
It's the largest quarry I've ever seen.

Windfall Apples at the Postman's Shelter , Nesfield near Ilkley,

20/11/16 Windfall Apples at the Postman's Shelter, Nesfield near Ilkley,  

Aysgill Force, Sleddale, Yorkshire Dales
Aysgill Force, Sleddale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

23/10/16 Aysgill Force, Sleddale (a side valley of Wensleydale). There were lovely autumn colours around the waterfall and all the way down Gayle Beck,

Cote Gill, looking to Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Cote Gill, looking to Littondale. Sketch Keith Melling

16/10/16  Cote Gill, looking to Littondale, Yorkshire Dales

On Whitbarrow, South Lakes, Cumbria
On Whitbarrow, South Lakes, Cumbria. Sketch Keith Melling

.30/09/16 On Whitbarrow, South Lakes, Cumbria
An excellent day with good views all around

River Wharfe below Yokenthwaite, Langstrothdale, Yorkshire Dales
River Wharfe below Yokenthwaite, Langstrothdale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

25/09/16 The River Wharfe below Yokenthwaite, Langstrothdale, Yorkshire Dales
The name Wharfe derives from the Old English weorf or Old Norse hverfr meaning winding river

Near Trollers Gill, Skyreholme, Yorkshire Dales
Near Trollers Gill, Skyreholme, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

28/08/16 Near the entrance toTrollers Gill, Skyreholme, Yorkshire Dales

Trees at Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland
Trees at Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland. Sketch Keith Melling

24/07/16 Trees by the River Dunsop at Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.

Sheltering from rain at Langden Castle, near Trough of Bowland, Lancashire
Sheltering from rain at Langden Castle, near Trough of Bowland, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

25/06/16
It's not like a castle at all, but more of an old barn.

The nose of Pen-y-ghent with Ingleborough behind from Fountains Fell, Yorkshire Dales

12/06/16
Distant Ingleborough behind the nose of Pen-y-ghent from the flanks of Fountains Fell.

Fountains Fell from Horse Head Moor, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Fountains Fell from Horse Head Moor, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

08/05/16
Fountains Fell from Horse Head Moor, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales

Scafells from Wastwater, Cumbria
Scafells from Wastwater, Cumbria. Artist Keith Melling

03/04/16
Scafells from Wastwater, Cumbria

Firber House, near Wheathead Height, Pendle

15/03/16
The ruined remains of Firber House, near Wheathead Height, Pendle

Langstothdale, Yorkshire Dales
New House, Langstothdale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

13/03/16
New House, Langstothdale, Yorkshire Dales 

River Hodder between Slaidburn and Newton, Lancashire
River Hodder between Slaidburn and Newton. Sketch Keith Melling

28/02/16
River Hodder between Slaidburn and Newton, Lancashire

Calf Hey Res, Haslingden Grane, Lancashire
Calf Hey Res, Haslingden Grane, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

14/02/16 Calf Hey Reservoir, Haslingden Grane, Lancashire

River Wharfe at Howgill, Yorkshire Dales
River Wharfe at Howgill, Yorkshire Dales. Drawing Keith Melling

26/02/16
River Wharfe at Howgill, Yorkshire Dales

River Wharfe at Hebden, Yorkshire Dales
River Wharfe at Hebden, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

27/12/15
River Wharfe at Hebden, Yorkshire Dales
The water level still quite high from the recent floods

From Cafe Cargo, Foulridge Wharf, Lancashire
From Cafe Cargo, Foulridge Wharf, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

15/11/15
From Cafe Cargo, Foulridge Wharf, Lancashire

From Skipton Moor near Back Plantation
From Skipton Moor near Back Plantation. Sketch Keith Melling

08/11/15
From Skipton Moor near Back Plantation

The Mares Tail, Force Gill, Whernside, Yorkshire Dales
The Mares Tail, Force Gill, Whernside, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

01/11/15
The Mares Tail, Force Gill, Whernside, Yorkshire Dales

Hebden Gill, Yorkshire Dales
Hebden Gill, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

25/10/15
Hebden Gill, Yorkshire Dales
 

Posforth Gill waterfall, Valley of Desolation, Bolton Abbey
Posforth Gill waterfall, Valley of Desolation, Bolton Abbey. Sketch Keith Melling

18/10/15
Posforth Gill waterfall, Valley of Desolation, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales

Pendle from Weets Hill, Lancashire
Pendle from Weets Hill, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

11/10/15
Pendle from Weets Hill, Lancashire

Road over White Moss to Grasmere, Cumbria
Road over White Moss to Grasmere, Cumbria. Sketch Keith Melling

08/10/15 Road over White Moss to Grasmere, Cumbria

Lower Force Gill, Ribblehead

27/09/15
Lower Force Gill, Ribblehead. Near the entrance to Blea Tunnel on way up to Whernside
 

Wastwater from Hollowstones, Lake District
Wastwater from Hollowstones, Lake District. Sketch Keith Melling

17/09/15
Looking down from Hollowstones to Wastwater on the way up to Scafell Pike, Lake District

Horner Close Barn, Boss Moor Lane, Bordley, Yorkshire Dales

06/09/15
Horner Close Barn, near Boss Moor Lane, Bordley, Yorkshire Dales.

Trees on Watery Lane near Sabden Fold, Lancashire
Trees on Watery Lane near Sabden Fold, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

16/08/15
Trees on Watery Lane near Sabden Fold, Lancashire

Dowkerbottom Cave, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Dowkerbottom Cave, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

26/07/15
Dowkerbottom Cave, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales

Wytha Bridge near Rimington, Lancashire
Wytha Bridge near Rimington, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

29/05/15
Wytha Bridge near Rimington, Lancashire

Pendle Hill from above Long Preston, North Yorkshire
Pendle Hill from above Long Preston, North Yorkshire. Sketch Keith Melling

18/04/15
Pendle Hill from near Langber Lane above Long Preston, North Yorkshire

Signpost near Stang Top, Barley, Lancashire
Signpost near Stang Top, Barley, Lancashire. Sketch : Keith Melling

08/02/15
Signpost near Stang Top, Barley, Lancashire

Distant Pendle Hill from Giggleswick Scar, Yorkshire Dales
Distant Pendle Hill from Giggleswick Scar, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

Distant Pendle Hill from Giggleswick Scar, Yorkshire Dales

Distant Pendle from Hanlith, Malhamdale, Yorkshire Dales
Distant Pendle from Hanlith, Malhamdale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

04/01/15
Distant Pendle from Hanlith, dusk. Malhamdale, Yorkshire Dales.

Grass Wood, Grassington, Yorkshire Dales
Grass Wood, Grassington, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch : Keith Melling

21/12/14
RainIng in Grass Wood, Grassington, Yorkshire Dales

Pendle Hill from near Ickornshaw, West Yorkshire

Pendle Hill from near Ickornshaw, West Yorkshire

An older sketch from 1988

Pendle Hill from Cross Hill Lane near Rimington
Pendle Hill from Cross Hill Lane near Rimington. Sketch - Keith Melling

Pendle Hill from Cross Hill Lane near Rimington

An older sketch from 1988

Penyghent from Norber, Yorkshire Dales
Penyghent from Norber, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

12/10/14
Penyghent from Norber, Yorkshire Dales

On Monubent Lane, Forest Becks, Bolton by Bowland, Lancashire
On Monubent Lane, Forest Becks, Bolton by Bowland, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

21/09/14
On Monubent Lane, Forest Becks, Bolton by Bowland, Lancashire

Mark House Lane near Bell Busk, Airedale, Yorkshire
Mark House Lane near Bell Busk, Airedale, Yorkshire. Sketch: Keith Melling

31/08/14
Mark House Lane near Bell Busk, Airedale, Yorkshire

Ingleborough from Runscar Scars, Ribblehead, Yorkshire Dales
Ingleborough from Runscar Scars, Ribblehead, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

24/08/14
Ingleborough from Runscar Scars, Ribblehead, Yorkshire Dales

Distant Pendle from Embsay Crag, Yorkshire
Distant Pendle from Embsay Crag, Yorkshire. Sketch: Keith Melling

29/07/14
Distant Pendle from Embsay Crag, Embsay near Skipton, NorthYorkshire

At Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset
Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset. Sketch: Keith Melling

21/07/14
At Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

Corfe Castle, Dorset
Corfe Castle, Dorset. Sketch: Keith Melling

20/07/14
Corfe Castle, Dorset

Distant Pendle from Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales
Distant Pendle from Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

05/07/14
Distant Pendle from Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales
Weets Hill is also on the horizon  (left of Pendle)

Silver Howe from Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Lakeland
Silver Howe from Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Lakeland. Sketch: Keith Melling

16/05/14
Silver Howe from Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Lakeland

Whernside from the ascent of Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales
Whernside from the ascent of Ingleborough. Sketch: Keith Melling

30/03/14

Whernside from the ascent of Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales

Stepping Stones, River Skirfare, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Stepping Stones, River Skirfare, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

06/10/13

Stepping stones, River Skirfare, near Litton, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
The river bed was virtually dry, as it often is here.

Pendle Hill from Boulsworth Hill, Lancashire

29/09/13
Pendle Hill from Boulsworth Hill, near the Little Saucer Stones, Trawden, Lancashire

Ingleborough from Crina Bottom, Yorkshire Dales
Ingleborough from Crina Bottom. Sketch by Keith Melling

03/03/13
Ingleborough from Crina Bottom, near Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales

Actually this is just above Crina Bottom

The Remakables from Queenstown, New Zealand
The Remakables from Queenstown, New Zealand. Sketch: Keith Melling

09/02/13

The Remakables from Queenstown, New Zealand

Outside Glenorchy Hotel, Glenorchy, New Zealand
Outside Glenorchy Hotel. Glenorchy, New Zealand. Sketch: Keith Melling

07/02/13

Outside Glenorchy Hotel, Glenorchy, New Zealand

Kaikoura Mountains from Kaikoura, New Zealand
Kaikoura Mountains from Kaikoura, New Zealand. Sketch: Keith Melling

29/01/13
Kaikoura Mountains from Kaikoura, New Zealand




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