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photoblog image Belton From High Cademan Woods

Belton From High Cademan Woods

The area above Loughborough, Leicestershire is called Charnwood Forest, indeed I have featured images from there before. This was taken fairly high up in an area called High Cademan Wood looking out over the Northern edge of Leicestershire and into Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The village of Belton immediately below is upwards of about two miles away but the fine spire on its church stands out and can be seen from miles around. The tall building that looks like a thistle is the control tower at East Midlands Airport, and those white buildings are just some of the many buildings on site.  Not a bad image for a selective crop from a G10 camera.

Belton From High Cademan Woods

The area above Loughborough, Leicestershire is called Charnwood Forest, indeed I have featured images from there before. This was taken fairly high up in an area called High Cademan Wood looking out over the Northern edge of Leicestershire and into Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The village of Belton immediately below is upwards of about two miles away but the fine spire on its church stands out and can be seen from miles around. The tall building that looks like a thistle is the control tower at East Midlands Airport, and those white buildings are just some of the many buildings on site.  Not a bad image for a selective crop from a G10 camera.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 May 2013, 01:25
Its good, Brian, but the foreground is best.
Brian Walbey: From where we stood the woodland drops away down quite a steep slope, hence we were above all the trees at the top.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 May 2013, 02:43
Good landscape
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
I like the red brush in the foreground Brian... it adds depth to the valley... i like the way that the village seems to circle around the church steeple... good composition mate....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. The red brush is the tree tops and we are standing on a knoll above them. Belton village is delightful and the church is lovely, I have had the opportunity to sing in it several times when I used to be in a local choir.
a fine shot. i recently spent some time in Guangzhou and the first thing that struck me seeing your image is the clarity of the atmosphere over this range.
Brian Walbey: It was a fine midwinter day Ayush and on such days over here the air is cold and very clear, just like this in fact.
A fine vista Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed Bill and only 5 minutes from where you and the lads went to the top of Beacon Hill on your Loughborough visit.
Nice broad view Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, that little village is a delightful place and only 5 minutes from home.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 May 2013, 07:34
This is good Brian because it shows the lie of the land of a place unknown to me Brian - more please!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. You were only 5 minutes from here when you and the lads went to the top of Beacon Hill on your Loughborough visit.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 6 May 2013, 07:35
Not a bad image at all from any camera, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, that little village of Belton is delightful and I have sung in the church several times when I was in my local choir.
nice view
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Chantal, we are lucky to have a lot of nice views round my way.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 May 2013, 09:53
There is a lot of red in this picture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Treetops in midwinter Chad.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 May 2013, 10:49
On a clear day you can see...

... the control tower at East Midlands Airport! ;o)

You did well with limited resources Brian.
Brian Walbey: LOl. But also the edges of the Derbyshire hills in the background.
Very good to add the interesting foreground. Lots of lovely fields for the farmer too.
Brian Walbey: We were above the trees on a knoll in the woods Mary, but it is a view that a lot of local people go to enjoy.
Looks as if you had the ideal spot to capture this vista, Brian; you can see for miles.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Beverly, there is a knoll in the woods that gets one above the tree line, just like this.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 May 2013, 18:16
I love these views. A wonderful area.
Great foreground.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. This is only a short drive from our home and this bit of ground in the woods is above the tree tops so it makes for a fine view.
The lovely foreground gives such depth Brian. A lovely and interesting photo merging the old and the new.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline, where we were standing the tree tops were actually below us.
A beautiful image indeed Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 May 2013, 20:06
There's a fine view. Each time I head up the M1 I usually stop at Donington Park Services which I believe is just south of the airport. Strangely enough, you don't get the same scenic view from the M1. smile
Brian Walbey: As you head North up the M1 the Charnwood Forest is on the left of you, mainly between 22 and 23, and rises to be considerably higher than the M1 itself, which is quite a way over to the right side of this, out of picture. If you come up to Kegworth in the autumn and have time to call in we could take you for a quick run round a couple of the more popular spots not far from our home.
Lovely view, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
This does look like a very familiar landscape Brian even though I never cycled around the Loughborough region, am guessing the Nottingham London trainline runs nearby?
Brian Walbey: The East Midlands line is through Loughborough, a few miles to the right of this picture, and the line from that across to Derby goes across the image behind that low hill behind the airport. The hills in the background are the very edge of the start of the Peak District.
Very good brian ... I think I have seen this three counties view only once, and that was about forty years ago, not long after arriving in Leicester. How sad is that.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. To be honest we hadn't realised before we came up this way, and not by choice really, what great countryside and views there are in Leicestershire, the countryside out to the east of the county we think is very attractive.
There's some fine countryside around there, Brian, and this shows it well.
Brian Walbey: To be honest we hadn't realised before we came up this way, and not by choice really, what great countryside and views there are in Leicestershire, the countryside out to the east of the county we think is very attractive.

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