A pictorial alphabet of favourite places around England – D for Dent
A pictorial alphabet of favourite places I've sketched and painted around England.
I don’t travel to the Yorkshire dales & moors as much as I should (perhaps because I’m a Lancashire lad) but I painted this on a weekend course with the great Yorkshire artist Paul Talbot-Greaves, in the village of Dent. Paul had us bending over walls and leaning under gates to find unusual compositions. Great fun. Dent is a typical hill village, old stone cottages, twisty lanes and dry stone walls, with hills all around. It is also a place of paradoxes. Officially in Cumbria, it is also within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Then it has a station on the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line, but the station is four miles from the village! Yorkshire humour will answer your question “why’s the station so far from the village?” with the answer “happen they wanted it to be near t’railway”.