Wednesday, 23 August 2017


The Stanage Edge fine grit stone escarpment which lies to the north of the village of Hathersage in the
 Dark Peak region of the national park. It is an area very popular with climbers ,the climbing routes have varying degrees of will also see hang-gliders battling the elements as they soar high on the thermals above Stanage edge looking down at the walkers and climbers.

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 Stanage edge stretches for 6 km and great views across the Derwent and Hope valleys can be observed. The highest point on the edge is known has the high Neb which on its trig point measures 458meters.

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Looking north is Crows Chin and to the west is the Derwent valley with views of Win Hill and Lose Hill. The Black and White Image of Stanage Edge shows relics of the areas industrial past, below the escarpment lies abandoned Millstones or Pulp stones, as they where some times called.The image I took was at days end just has the Sun, began to sink below the Edge. Another popular feature of interest in the area not far away in the upper Derwent valley is the Derwent and Howden dams with the castle like twin towers which was a major construction project carried out over 100 years ago.


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The dams where made famous by the 617 squadron has they practised low flying along the dams for operation Chastise which involved a lot of skill and accuracy to bomb dams along the Ruhr valley in  Germany in 1943 a dangerous and daring mission.


Thursday, 15 June 2017


A late Spring Walk to collect new Images along the great ridge which
divides the white and Dark Peaks.
With my assistant Kato we started our trek from the Mam Nick car park
upto Mam Tor a late Bronze age Hill Fort, height
above sea level 1700ft Mam Tor which translates to "Mother Mountain"

 We headed out above the Hope Valley and over looking Castleton the route is made easier
by the paved pathway, centurion style. Destination Brockett Booth. Many Photographers have
travelled this image rich area, it has potential for some fine images. On reaching Brockett Booth from where we could see Loose Hill. We made a decision to return another day, so........
..... Kato ∞ insisted on a Tea break before we headed back along the Great Ridge
 to the photogenic LORD'S SEAT  to take images of the late Spring Sunset.
Above the Hope Valley the weather began to close in as
 we approached the Hill Fort,
a solitary Hang glider using the Lord's Seat Hill for his
thermal lifts made an hasty
decent to Mother Earth, but not before I managed to get him within my image!
The wind had picked up driving the hale and sleet over the
 valley, we had two golfing umbrellas made of glass fiber, 
hopefully not lightening rods!! 
but not for us! but the camera and gear......over Edale we had all Four seasons,
 but made an image
before beating an hasty retreat back to the car.    

     At the bottom of Mam Tor snakes a Road that travels by Lord's seat, within the Vale of Edale.
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Monday, 5 June 2017


The World famous Wenlock Edge in Shropshire which stretches from
 Iron Bridge to craven arms a distance of about Eight Miles.
The area has a vast geological history spanning 400 Million Years,
 rich in florna and fauna and a variety of wild Birds;Swallow- Blackcap-Willow warbler-Jackdaw-Blue tit-Robin-Nuthatch-Wren-Raven-Swift-chaffinch, to name but a few.
Wild Garlic © John Arrowsuch

On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble;
      His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;
The gale, it plies the saplings double,
      And thick on Severn snow the leaves.
By A.E.Housman  

Garlic carpet


Tuesday, 21 February 2017


Time......for a compilation of the last Seven Years, of just a few special Images.
I thought I would slide together in a video that includes
a short instrumental music score.

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