Portrait of Richmondshire is an impression in
photographs of this magnificent and beautiful
area nestling on the edge of the Pennines.
At its heart is the Georgian town of Richmond
which, with its Norman castle, cobbled Market
Square and Georgian Theatre Royal, is the gateway
to the Dales.
Richmondshire covers an
area of approximately 509 square miles, a large
part of it being in the Yorkshire Dales National
Park. However, there are about 50 villages and
hamlets spread out across this region, including
Ravensworth, Reeth, Moulton and Scorton, as
well as bigger towns such as Leyburn. These
settlements are often extremely photogenic,
visited because of their sheer prettiness or
because they have been onTV or film – such
as “All Creatures Great and Small”.
from the populated districts, there are
wonderful landscapes to be had throughout,
especially on the 26 mile long road between
Richmond and Hawes, which are particularly
This dramatic scenery is revealed in its full
glory in over 140 superb images captured
through the lens of locally-based photographer
Henrietta Byrne is an accomplished
photographer, who has had work
published in Outdoor Photography,
publicity for the prestigious Harrogate
Flower Show, and recently was a finalist
in the BBC’s Country File annual
She lives in Richmond.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 915 8, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages.