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This series of shots were taken at Little Almscliffe Crag, just a few minutes after dawn.

The crags form a small outcrop at the very Northern edge of the ancient kingdom of Elmet – about 10 miles or so from the modern city of Harrogate, and they have some prehistoric carvings etched into them (although they are extremely hard to find as the rocks have been marked over the years by ‘modern’ visitors).

Fire Festivals were once celebrated here – the last one was in 1803 telling of the coming of Napolean Bonaparte!

The ‘golf balls’ you can see in the far distance are part of the modern US ‘Spy Base’ of Menwith Hill.