Hackfall Woods
River Nidd in Hackfall Woods, Grewelthorpe, Nidderdale, in late autumn

Although Hackfall looks like an ancient natural wood, it dates only from the 18th century, when the famous landscaper John Aislabie bought the land, and his son, William, transformed it into a natural-seeming landscape by planting trees with views of grottos and temples as well as natural features such as waterfalls. As it has gone through periods of neglect, much of the woodland is now natural.

Location: Yorkshire

River Nidd in Hackfall Woods, Grewelthorpe, Nidderdale, in late autumn

Although Hackfall looks like an ancient natural wood, it dates only from the 18th century, when the famous landscaper John Aislabie bought the land, and his son, William, transformed it into a natural-seeming landscape by planting trees with views of grottos and temples as well as natural features such as waterfalls. As it has gone through periods of neglect, much of the woodland is now natural.

Location: Yorkshire