A little bit of the Scottish Highlands in Switzerland.
In an unassuming bit of forest in the Jura mountains, a small road leads between the towns of Sonceboz and Tavannes, which leads up and over a small pass between the two neighbouring valleys. In the woods just before you get to Tavannes is a band of limestone cliff, in which there is an arch, through which a footpath passes.
Rain clouds gathering over the Jura mountains, before coursing down to Lake Neuchâtel, near the unofficial border between French- and German-speaking Switzerland.
Creux-du-Van is a huge, natural rock amphitheatre in the Jura mountains. A 500-metre-high wall of rock provides safe haven for ibex and birds, whilst hiking paths around the area are a popular destination for walkers of all calibres. When we visited, the karst limestone landscape reminded us strongly of northern England, with limestone poking through the grass of wide-ranging…
Yorkshire meets Switzerland in the limestone landscape of Creux-du-Van, above Neuchâtel.
My friends Yannick and Lea made another film last summer of an extended journey around the Jura mountains, on the northern edge of Switzerland and into France. It’s quite delightful and rounded off wonderfully by the music they’ve used, which they composed and produced themselves. I am envious of their talent, it must be said.
A shot from a late autumn drive through the Jura mountains on the way home from Basel; one of many, many photos in a backlogged queue of shots I'd like to share.
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