Parkhouse and Chrome Hills

April 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

  I've been wanting to visit these hills again, its been awhile since i was last over that way. The weather yesterday was fantastic, a lovely warm spring day, with a incredible blue sky and wisps of high Cirrus cloud. Ideal weather for some serious monochrome photography. Leaving the car in the little village of The Earl of Sterndale, I made my way thorough the numerous gates and out across the pastures until I reached the Gluttons Farm.

Once through the farm I struck upward until reaching a small copse, then walked up the spine of Parkhouse Hill.  What fantastic views it gave me, the breadth of the Dove valley and the spine of Chrome Hill. Mind you the midges were out in force, and quickly swarmed around me due to it being a near windless day.

Descending Parkhouse is quite steep, and loose underfoot so care must be taken ! Save for the odd passing car going upto the farm I was totally on my own, in one of the most picturesque locations in the Peak district. It's funny how we call it the Peak comprising mostly of high moorland, that is until you come to Dovedale and see these spiny ridged beauties. Certainly care must be taken in places, especially on Chrome Hill as in places the drop is sheer. Once again the views from Chrome are pretty majestic, and you can see right over Axe Edge moor, and the high quarried face of Harpur Hill.  All the images were made using the Fuji Xt1 and the 10-24mm and 55-200mm lenses.

 

Parkhouse Hill Parkhouse Hill Derbyshire


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