The Peak District

I have only recently discovered the joys of the Peak District and the geological and scenic delights that it has to offer.  I have now been on two holidays there and I have to confess that I love it. There are some magnificent limestone gorges and spectacular millstone edges on the East side of the park near Sheffield. 

In addition to these major features there are also many hidden spots that are great for photography.  These include Padley Gorge and Bole Hill Quarry.  Padley Gorge has a stream burbling through it with many little waterfalls in its course.  It is also an ancient woodland with some wonderful knarled and twisted trees.  Bole Hill Quarry is famous for its maze of silver Birch trees which grow alongside the old quarry.  It is always full of photographers trying to add their own interpretation of the landscape. 

Many of my photographs are taken at sunset on the millstone edges but I have begun to explore the national park and discover my own favourite places. This gallery is definitely a work in progress. 

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