The Gritstone Edges

August 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

If you ever visit the Peak, then you should spend time walking some of the Gritstone Escarpments that abound in the area of the dark peak. These edges sometimes run for miles, and offer some of the most scenic views anywhere in Derbyshire. Stanage, Bamford, Curber, and Froggat edges are my favourites.

Given the right weather these places are fantastic for photography, especailly now as the moorlands are full of purple hues from the heathers that are in full bloom. I ventured out yesterday on a very blustery day, the odd heavy shower certainly spiced things up a bit. However the light was exceptional, scudding clouds allowed bursts of sunlight through to highlight the landscape. On top of Curber walking to Froggat, the winds over the top were super strong, and battered you into submission, so that you had to find shelter on the leeward side of the edge.

The only lens I used yesterday was the 14mm combined with a couple of Lee nd grad filters just to balance the exposure. The Fuji Xt is such a nice camera to have about when out hill walking, as usual it delivered superb images.

Whats most unusual for me is shooting images for the colour impact alone, how could it be any other way.

Curber Edge The peak DistrictAugust heather in full bloom A view from Curber toward Stange Edge The peak DistrictAugust heather Heather on Curber edgeThe heather in full bloom August in the peak District


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