While organising my photos library, I found some photos from a trip to Peak District I did some time ago last year. I realised I never published them, and since I immensely enjoyed the views there, I hope you may too.
Surprise View was the first place I visited. I stayed in Sheffield, and the drive there took less than 30 minutes.
What my photography guidebook said about this place:
If you were forced to choose only one Peak District photography location to visit, then this is it. It has outstanding variety and easily identified subjects, great narratives a short approach and is good all year.
— “Photographing The Peak District” by Chris Gilbert and Mick Ryan
The elevated moorland and gritstone cliffs offer great views in all directions.
I wandered through the moors for hours, exploring paths and various stone formations around Millstone Edge and Mother Cap.
Sunrise at Stanage Edge
Stanage Edge is a long stone cliff formation that marks the border between the High Peak of Derbyshire and Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
The highest point of High Neb, at 458 metres, offers some great views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
I came here one day in the early morning to view the sunset.
There was a short climb from the parking to the edge. After 20 minutes, I was on the top, admiring the view of the valley below.
Once I climbed over the edge, I was greeted with the warm light of the rising sun.
Mam Tor and The Great Ridge
Mam Tor is a 517m hill near Castleton in the High Peak of Derbyshire, England. The name means “Mother Hill”, as its landslides created many “baby peaks” on its sides.
I embarked on a longer hike from Hope village, first navigating in the valley, through Castleton and Cave Dale, and later following through Mam Tor and The Great Ridge back towards my starting point.
The views were fantastic, and I captured some great shots from the sunset that day.
Peak District is a fantastic area to visit, offering various views and scenery. I’ll definitely be returning there. Hopefully, maybe even this year.