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At the risk of becoming a 'one trick pony' regarding tree shots I could not resist this one.

Taken on a walk round Embsay, (Yorkshire Dales) the village where I live.

Embsay crag can be seen in the far right of the picture.

From Wikipedia.

'Embsay is a village in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England and is situated about 2 miles north-east of Skipton and has around 1750 residents. The Village is often grouped with the neighbouring village of Eastby, such as the Embsay - with - Eastby Parish Council. The village has a station on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, the most famous visitor being Thomas the Tank Engine.

Embsay also has a recreational ground found at the north end of the village fondly known as 'the rec' and as its name suggests is exactly that.

Embsay has two pubs, the Elm Tree Inn at the north end of the village, and the Cavendish Arms at the southern end of the village near the station. The Elm Tree Inn and surrounding Elm Tree Square take their names from the Elm Tree that has stood in the centre of this junction for many years. It was replaced in the late 20th century due to Dutch Elm Disease, but in 2006 that replacement was also taken down. Currently there stands no tree in the square.

The village also has a cricket team who compete in the Craven League as one of the most successful teams in the leagues history, their second team being the first second team in the leagues history to play in the second division in 2006. The village also has a moderately successful football team. Both football and cricket teams play games at Shires Lane North side of the village, and after a game they take refreshment at the Cavendish Arms pub and restaurant at the bottom of the village.

The rock formation to the north of the village is called Embsay Crag. The crag marks the start of Barden Moor, a large expanse of open moorland which is popular with walkers due to it being open access land. There are two reservoirs within the moor called Upper Barden Reservoir and Lower Barden Reservoir'.

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