Recent quick sketches


I always have a sketchbook to hand wherever I am to make rapid sketches.

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

Above Skirethorns, Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales 06/09/20
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

Pencil
Artist: Keith Melling

Great Whernside and Grass Wood from above Skirethorn, Threshfield. Sketch: Keith Melling
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
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 before and seen this pot hole but it's always fascinating.
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.
Pencil & white crayon
Artist: Keith Melling

Blacko Tower from Clarion, Roughlee
Blacko Tower from Clarion, Roughlee, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Mellimg

Blacko Tower from Clarion, Roughlee, Lancashire 17/05/20

I was sat on bench here after a long walk. Needless to say though it was a Sunday and despite the lessoning of the lockdown because of Covid19 pandemic, the Clarion was closed and there was hardly anybody about.

Higham from the vicarage road, dusk
Higham from the vicarage road, dusk. Sketch Keith Melling

Higham from the vicarage road, dusk 06/05/20

Guide Lane, Higham, dusk
Guide Lane, Higham, Dusk. Sketch - Keith Melling

Guide Lane, Higham, dusk 23/04/20
There was a beautiful sunset but obviously I couldn't capture that in my sketch. During the time of my walk, unusually I missed the clapping for the NHS, but I could faintly hear it and there were some fireworks over Nelson and Brierfield.

Harpers Wood, Fence, Lancashire
Harpers Wood, Fence, Lancashire. Sketch - Keith Melling

Harpers Wood, Fence, Lancashire 19/04/20

Another drawing of this wood during the Corvid19 pandemic lockdown,

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

Colne Water
Cone Water, Lancashire. Sketch - Keith Melling

Colne Water 29/03/20
I don't think this is named the River Calder as I've written on the sketch. But it's deceiving because some buildings which overlook it are called Calder View etc. I had a walk along its banks with S and M during the corona virus restrictions and when people passed we gave them a wide berth and so did they with us.

Near suspension bridge, Hebden, Yorkshire Dales
Near suspension bridge,  Hebden, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch - Keith Melling

08/03/20 Near suspension bridge, Hebden, Yorkshire Dales

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.

Between Thorpe and Burnsall near Badger Lane, Yorkshire Dales
Between Thorpe and Burnsall near Badger Lane, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch by Keith Melling

Between Thorpe and Burnsall near Badger Lane, Yorkshire Dales 01/03/20

Near the little suspension bridge at Hebden, Yorkshire Dales
Near the little suspension bridge at Hebden, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch by Keith Melling

Near the little suspension bridge at Hebden, Yorkshire Dales 01/03/20

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.

Ingleborough from Bruntscar Hall
Ingleborough from Bruntscar Hall. Sketch - Keith Melling

Ingleborough from Bruntscar Hall, Chapel le Dalel 20/10/19

It was a fairly dull non-descript day but at least Ingleborough was visible.

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.

View from Inn Keepers Lodge, Balloch, Loch Lomond
Inn Keepers Lodge, Loch Lomand. Drawing by Keith Melling

View from Inn Keepers Lodge, Balloch, Loch Lomond 19/8/19

 Pen and white pencil
Drawing - Keith Melling

Gill House Barn near Yarnbury, Yorkshire Dales
Gill House Barn near Yarnbury, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

Gill House Barn near Yarnbury, Yorkshire Dales 11/08/19

Pen-y-ghent and River Ribble at Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire Dales
Pen-y-ghent and River Ribble at Horton in Ribblesdale. Artist Keith Melling

Pen-y-ghent and River Ribble at Horton in Ribblesdale 04/08/19
A quiet stroll by the river to Helwith Bridge from Horton.
Pencil and white crayon.
Artist - Keith Melling

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

Leeds Piano Competition 2018
Leeds Piano Festival 2018. Sketch Keith Melling

15/09/18 Leeds Piano Competition 2018.
This is a quick sketch of the winner in action playing a Beethoven piano concerto.

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.  

Top Mere Road, above Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales
Top Mere Road, above Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

30/03/18 Top Mere Road, above Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales.
From the rickety old bench by the gate up the green lane. Kettlewell is out of site; at least it is when sat on the bench.

Pen-y-ghent from above Little Stainforth
Pen-y-ghent and Fountains Fell (right) from above Little Stainforth. Sketch Keith Melling

30/12/17 Pen-y-ghent and Fountains Fell (right) from above Little Stainforth.
It puzzled me somewhat why Fountims Fell looked higher than Pen-y-ghent from this angle, when I knew that it it wasn't. Obviously it must have been nearer, but I didn't think it was. 
Also why is Little Sainforth sometimes known as Knight Sainforth?

Looking south-east from Weets Hill with flock of fieldfares
Looking south-east from Weets Hill with flock of fieldfares. Sketch Keith Melling

24/12/17 Looking south-east from Weets Hill with flock of fieldfares, Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
We were sheltering from a strong cold wind behind a wall.

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

Thimble Stones, Ilkley Moor
Thimble Stones, Ilkley Moor.Sketch Keithj Melling

02/07/17 Thimble Stones, Ilkley Moor.

It was sunny with a sneaky cool breeze, and just around here was a bit boggy, so maybe this contributed to me choosing this view.

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.

Middle House Farm
Middle House Farm near Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

11/06/17 Middle House Farm near Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales

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

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

A Mountain View, Port Soller, Mallorca

02/05/17 A mountain view from our hotel balcony at Port Soller, Mallorca.
Watercolour sketch

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.

On top of Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales
On top of Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

23/04/17 On top of Malham Cove
You can't go wrong at Malham - a walk in a dynamic place in lovely weather.

Posforth Gill Waterfal, Bolton Abbey
Posforth Gill Waterfal. Sketch Keith Melling

23/03/17 Posforth Gill Waterfall in the Valley of Desolation near Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales

Top Withens, near Haworth, West Yorkshire
Top Withens, near Haworth, West Yorkshire. Sketch Keith Melling

05/02/17 A walk and sketch in Bronte Country,.Towards Top Withins (or Withens) said to be the inspiration for Wuthering Heights.

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.

Distant Pendle Hill from Yarnbury (above Grassington) Yorkshire Dales

01/01/17 Distant Pendle Hill from Yarnbury (above Grassington) Yorkshire Dales.
Very exposed up here and there was a cold wind blowing...we were freezing!

Malham Moor Road, near Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales
Malham Moor Road, near Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

27/11/16 Malham Moor Road, near Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales

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

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

Addleborough from above Sedbusk, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales

5/11/16 Addleborough from above Sedbusk, Wensleydale

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

View from our apartment window in Venice
View from our apartment in Venice. Sketch Keith Melling

05/09/16 View from apartment window in Venice, where we stayed.

Top Mere Road over Cam Pasture near Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales
Top Mere Road over Cam Pasture near Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

18/09/16 Top Mere Road over Cam Pasture, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales.
A hard slog of a walk up the steep walled lane from Kettlewell, but with magnificent views looking back.

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

Hebden Bridge, Rochdale Canal, West Yorkshire
Hebden Bridge, Rochdale Canal, West Yorkshire. Sketch Keith Melling

25/08/16 Dry Dock,Rochdale Canal, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Providence Pot, Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales
Providence Pot, Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

12/08/16 Providence Pot in Dowber Gill, Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales

Sat outside Cavendish Arms, Cartmel, Lake District

31/07/16 Sat at back of Cavendish Arms, overlooking River Eea, Cartmel, Cumbria 

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.

Looking to Pendle Hill from near Beamsley Beacon
Looking to Pendle from near Beamsley Beacon. Sketch Keith Melling

03/07/16
Looking to Pendle from near Beamsley Beacon

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.

Trough of Bowland, Lancashire
Trough of Bowland, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

18/05/16
Trough of Bowland, Lancashire

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.

Slaidburn YHA, Lancashire
Slaidburn YHA, Lancashire. Sketch Keith Melling

Having a beer sat outside the 'Hark to Bounty' looking across to Slaidburn YHA.

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

Fountains Fell from Horse Head Pass, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Fountains Fell from Horse Head Pass, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Watercolour sketch - Keith Melling

Fountains Fell from Horse Head Pass, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Watercolour sketch 08/05/16

Oxenber Wood near Feizor, Yorkshire Dales
Oxenber Wood near Feizor, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

01/05/16
There are small areas of limestone pavement in Oxenber Wood near Feizor, Yorkshire Dales

Grimwith Reservoir, near Hebden, Yorkshire Dales
Grimwith Reservoir, near Hebden, Yorkshire Dales. Drawing Keith Melling

10/04/16
Grimwith Res. near Hebden, Yorkshire Dales

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

03/04/16
Scafells from Wastwater, Cumbria

Stream near Cray, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

27/03/16
A stream near Cray, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales.
It was raining slightly, my my sketch was getting wet and as I was using a water solouble pencil, it became increasingly difficult to draw with control. S and I popped into the White Lion (nearby) for a swift half and quick game of chess before continuing our walk.

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

Grizedale Forest
Grizedale Foresr. Sketch Keith Melling

10/01/16
In Grizedale Forest

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

Moor Lane near Addingham, West Yorkshire
Moor Lane near Addingham, West Yorkshire. Sketch Keith Melling

08/11/15 Moor Lane, the old Roman road near Addingham, West Yorkshire. A wet day

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.

Pendle Hill and Winterburn Res from Boss Moor, Yorkshire Dales
Pendle Hill and Winterburn Res from Boss Moor, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

06/09/15
Pendle Hill and Winterburn Res from Boss Moor, Yorkshire Dales
 

Staithes near Whitby, Yorkshire

02/09/15
Quick sketch at Staithes near Whitby, Yorkshire

On Clowder looking over Darnbrook Cowside, Littondale
On Clowder looking over Darnbrook Cowside, Littondale,Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

23/08/15
On Clowder looking over Darnbrook Cowside, Littondale,Yorkshire Dales.

We walked up Yew Cogar Scar from Arncliffe, over Clowder and down Cote Gill to Hawkswick Cote before returning by the River Skirfare to Arncliffe. 

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

Distant Pendle Hill from above Stainforth, Yorkshire Dales
Distant Pendle Hill from above Stainforth, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

11/08/15
Distant Pendle Hill from above Stainforth, Yorkshire Dales

Longridge Fell & distant Bowland Fells from above Spring Wood, Whalley, Lancs.
Longridge Fell & distant Bowland Fells from above Spring Wood, Whalley, Lancs. Sketch Keith Melling

09/08/15
Longridge Fell & distant Bowland Fells from above Spring Wood, Whalley, Lancs.

The nose of Pen-y-ghent from the Silverdale road, Yorkshire Dales
The nose of Pen-y-ghent from the Silverdale road, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

02/08/15
The nose of Pen-y-ghent from the Silverdale road near Dale Head Farm, Yorkshire Dales

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

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

Sleets Gill Cave, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales
Sleets Gill Cave, Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch, Keith Melling

26/07/15
Sleets Gill Cave in Littondale, near Hawkswick and Kilnsey , Yorkshire Dales

Near Meathrop, Grange over Sands, Cumbria
Near Meathrop, Grange over Sands, Cumbria. Sketch: Keith Melling

104/07/15
A lane near Meathrop, Grange over Sands, Cumbria

Across the Kent estuary to Sandside & Arnside
Across the Kent estuary to Sandside & Arnside. Sketch Keith Melling

04/07/15
Across the Kent estuary to Sandside & Arnside

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

29/05/15
Wytha Bridge near Rimington, Lancashire

Distant Pendle from High Langber near Settle
Distant Pendle from High Langber near Settle. Sketch Keith Melling

124/05/15
Distant Pendle from High Langber near Settle

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

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

21/03/15
River Wharfe near Hebden, Yorkshire Dales

Beech
Beech. Sketch: Keith Melling

13/03/15
A Beech tree that caught my eye near West Bradford, Clitheroe

Sell Gill Hole near Horton-in-Ribblesdale,Yorkshire Dales
Sell Gill Hole near Horton- in-Ribblesdale. Sketch Keith Melling

06/03/15
The pot hole entrance of Sell Gill Hole on Harbour Scar Lane near Horton-in-Ribblesdale,Yorkshire Dales

Pen-y-ghent, Yorkshire Dales
Pen-y-ghent, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch Keith Melling

06/03/15
Pen-y-ghent, Yorkshire Dales

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.

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales
Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales . Sketch: Keith Melling

04/01/15
Quick sketch at Malham Cove, 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

Malham Moor Road near Skirethorns. Yokshire Dales
Malham Moor Road near Skirethorns. Yokshire Dales

14/12/14
Malham Moor Road near Skirethorns. Yokshire Dales

Pendle from near Otterburn
Pendle from near Otterburn. Sketch: Keith Melling

07-12-14
Distant Pendle Hill from near Otterburn

Pendle Hill from above Thursden Valley, dusk

30/11/14
Pendle Hill from above Thursden Valley, dusk

Pendle Hill from the Dove Stones track near Boulsworth
Pendle Hill from the Dove Stones track near Boulsworth. Sketch: Keith Melling

30/11/14
Pendle Hill from the Dove Stones track near Boulsworth

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

Old Stile near Barrowford locks, Lancashire
Old Stile near Barrowford locks, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

Old Stile near Barrowford locks, Lancashire...An older sketch from 1988

Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Salterforth. Lancashire
Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Salterforth. Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

26/10/14
Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Salterforth. Lancashire

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

12/10/14
Penyghent from Norber, Yorkshire Dales

Looking east from Lingmoor Fell
Looking east from Lingmoor Fell. Sketch: Keith Melling

04/10/14
From Lingmoor Fell looking east towards Loughrigg Fell

Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor Fell
Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor Fell.Sketch: Keith Melling

04/10/14
Langdale Pikes from Lingmoor Fell

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

Simon's Seat from Black Hill Road, Skyreholme, Yorkshire Dales
Simon's Seat from Black Hill Road, Skyreholme, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

17/09/14
Simon's Seat from Black Hill Road, Skyreholme, Yorkshire Dales

Longridge Fell from foot of Mearley Moor, Pendle, Lancashire
Longridge Fell from foot of Mearley Moor, Pendle, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

14/09/14
Longridge Fell from foot of Mearley Moor, Pendle, Lancashire

Looking over Nick o' Pendle from Mearley Moor
Looking over Nick o' Pendle from Mearley Moor, Sabden Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

14/09/14
Looking over Nick o' Pendle from Mearley Moor, Sabden, Lancashire

At Cartmel Racecourse, Cumbria
At Cartmel Racecourse, Cumbria. Sketch: Keith Melling

07/09/14
Trees att Cartmel Racecourse, Cumbria

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

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

21/-7/14
Above Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

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)

Conistone Moor from near Mossdale Scar, Yorkshire Dales
Conistone Moor from near Mossdale Scar, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

21/06/14
Conistone Moor from near Mossdale Scar, Yorkshire Dales

Limestone Pavements near the Bycliffe Track above Conistone, Yorkshire Dales
Limestone Pavements near the Bycliffe Track above Conistone, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

21/06/14
View from the Limestone Pavements near the Bycliffe Track above Conistone, Yorkshire Dales

Above the Mile Tunnel,Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Foulridge, Lancashire
Above the Mile Tunnel,Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Foulridge, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

20/06/14
Above the Mile Tunnel,Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Foulridge, Lancashire

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

Walshaw Dean Resrs. middle res dry. West Yorkshire
Walshaw Dean Resrs. middle res dry. West Yorkshire. Sketch Keith Melling

14/05/14
Walshaw Dean Resrs. middle res dry. West Yorkshire

Rocks at Gorple Beck, Widdop, West Yorkshire
Rocks at Gorple Beck, Widdop, West Yorkshire. Sketch: Keith Melling

11/05/14
Rocks at Gorple Beck, Widdop, West Yorkshire

Trees at Stocks Reservoir, Lancashire

04/05/14
Trees at Stocks Reservoir. I just drew what I could see from where we were sat on our break from walking around Stocks Res.

Langdale Beck at Chapel Stile, Lakeland
Langdale beck at Chapel Stile, Lakeland. Sketch: Keith Melling

02/05/14
Langdale Beck at Chapel Stile in the Langdale Valley, Lakeland

Green Lane, Grindleton, nr Clitheroe, Lancashire
Green Lane, Grindleton, nr Clitheroe, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

13/04/14
Green Lane near Grindleton, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Malaga Beach

07/04/14
Malaga Beach, Spain

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

Wood near Barley Hill, Lancashire
Wood near Barley Hill, Lancashire. Sketch: keith Melling

21/03/14

Wood near Barley Hill, Lancashire

Grindleton, Lancashire
Grindleton near Clitheroe, Lancashire. Sketch: Keith Melling

08/03/14

Grindleton near Clitheroe, Lancashire

Oxenber Wood, near Feizor, Yorkshire Dales
Oxenber Wood, near Feizor, Yorkshire Dales. Drawing: Keith Melling

20/02/14

Oxenber Wood, near Feizor, Yorkshire Dales

Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire
Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire. Drawing: Keith Melling

16/02/14

Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire

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

Mwnt Beach near Cardigan, Wales

12/08/13
Mwnt Beach near Cardigan, Wales
 

Ruin of Gill House Farm, Yarnbury, Yorkshire Dales
Ruin of Gill House Farm, Yarnbury, Yorkshire Dales. Sketch: Keith Melling

07/07/13
Ruin of Gill House Farm, Yarnbury, Grassington  Yorkshire Dales
A very hot day. We found quite a few traps for catching stoats etc. presumably set by the game keepers.

Langdale Pikes
Langdale Pikes. Sketch by Keith Melling

23/04/13
Langdale Pikes from across the valley on the Cumbrian Way. A zoomed in sketch

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

Patagonia Cafe, Queenstown, New Zealand
Patagonia Cafe, Queenstown, New Zealand. Sketch: Keith Melling

09/02/13

Patagonia Cafe, Queenstown, New Zealand

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

Mountain view from Fox Glacier Motel, New Zealand.
Mountain view from Fox Glacier Motel, New Zealand. Sketch: Keith Melling

03/02/13
Mountain view from Fox Glacier Motel, New Zealand.

View from our motel at Fox Glacier, New Zealand
View from our motel at Fox Glacier, New Zealand. Sketch: Keith Melling

02/02/13 View from our motel at Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Sketch: Keith Melling

30/01/13

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. (view from the motel where we stayed the night).

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

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

Tasmin Mountains from Rabbit Island, New Zealand

27/01/13

Tasmin Mountains from Rabbit Island, New Zealand




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