PHOTO GALLERY: Finding solace in our surrounds

EVER since the coronavirus pandemic took hold, many of us have taken solace from reconnecting with nature - and become ever more grateful for the stunning locations we are lucky enough to enjoy in and around Ripon in lockdown.

Take a look at this uplifting January photo gallery put together by our RGS News Team members who, since schools, gyms and swimming pools closed in lockdown:3, have taken again to exercising more in the great outdoors.

So, if you're out for a walk, cycle or run in your local area and happen to have a phone camera with you, why not take a photo and send it to us to add to our monthly photo gallery, in order that others can appreciate your wonderful surroundings and places or things of interest you chance upon?

Please email your photos to Ruth Savage: SavageR@ripongrammar.com

Puppy Monty enjoys his first sight of snow in Grantley, by Elizabeth Calland-Brooke

Bird in the snow, captured on the outskirts of Ripon by Annabelle Paterson

Galphay

Studley Royal deer park by Jonathan Webb

Lumley Moor Reservoir

A walk in local woods, Harrogate, by Ava Edwards

Lumley Moor

Azerley

Studley Royal deer park by Mrs Mars

Rainbow at Studley Royal deer park

Galphay

Azerley

Starlings in Ripon

Sunlit branches near Great Smeaton by Lillie Sharpe

Galphay

Frozen trees in Harrogate by Ava Edwards

Grantley

Laverton

Snow scene near Great Smeaton by Lillie Sharpe

Lumley Moor

Azerley

Galphay