I've heard it said that the English summer is the most beautiful in the world.

But these pictures show that England maybe has the most beautiful winter, too....

Winter at last as arctic cold brings freezing fog and deep frost

21st February 2008
Daily Mail

These golfers were in no mood for dallying as an arctic frost took hold of their course.

The dedicated pair showed just how much they love their sport, braving subzero temperatures to play round a deserted course in Leeds yesterday.

February chill: Golfers brave subzero temperatures in Leeds, West Yorkshire yesterday

After weeks of fair weather, winter has finally set in, with freezing fog lifting to reveal an icy landscape across much of northern England.

The Vale of York in North Yorkshire experienced a particularly strong chill which encased trees and hedges in a perfect white frost.

Frost is all over: A blanket of freezing fog lifts in the Vale of York near Brompton, North Yorkshire, to reveal a frozen landscape

Wintry scene: Two white swans glide up the River Wharfe at Tadcaster, North Yorkshire as the chill sets in

In Tadcaster, the River Wharfe was still navigable by swans, though all around it was brittle under a blanket of ice.

And in parts of Leeds and Sheffield, temperatures fell to as low as -3c.

Warmer weather is expected tomorrow, however, with a front bringing rain to many parts of the north-west by mid-morning.

Icy: A man takes a photograph yesterday among the frost-covered trees near the River Wharfe, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire


Stunning, absolutely stunning!

- Vb, Farnborough, UK

Stunning photography of the England we know. Thank you.

- William Owen, Cardiff, Wales, UK


Yorkshire is far more beautiful than anywhere else - even Switzerland!

- Catherine, Switzerland