The Peak District, parts of it less than an hour from Manchester, is not my favourite walking area. There’s not much drama there, no great height, and no especially interesting features. It’s a hugely popular National Park but compared to Snowdonia or the Lake District it’s rather tame. What it does have is big skies and beautifully coloured hills which in the right conditions – with the right light – makes for good photography. In some respects a thirty minute ramble up a slope, when you see a situation like this, is more photographically interesting than a mountain peak. A peak is obvious. This is subtle.

 

Peak District Light: Bradwell Edge

Saturday November 10, 2012