Hope Valley

DSC_6495-EditI’ve just spent a wonderful night in the Peak District National Park and before returning home, Tracey and I decided to go to the top of Mam Tor that overlooks Edale and the Hope Valley.

The weather was, to coin a common UK phrase ‘pants’ but undeterred we needed a walk having indulged in a huge meal last night and a full english breakfast at the Devonshire Arms in Beeley. I can wholeheartedly recommend a stay at the Inn, the food in the evening was beautiful and the suite we stayed in was very comfortable.

I recommend the Jasmin Suite, it’s in the video below…

Anyway, back to my train of thought…

It’s been ages since I’ve taken my camera anywhere and although it was heavily overcast at least I took a few images.


This is looking out east towards the cement works in Hope Valley, in front of me was a steep cliff so I stayed far enough back, just in case… 🙂


Looking north is Edale, a quiet and beautiful valley, popular with those enroute to Kinder Scout.



These shots were taken with a Nikkor 20mm F2.8 prime (handheld). Before I left I stitched a few shots taken with my 50mm prime lens. The results are below.


The moody skies seemed to suit black and white so I converted these accordingly. However, just for the sake of reference – Edale below in colour.


I didn’t take many shots, but frankly it was blowing hard, Tracey was cold and I was happy to get back to the car. Still I’m glad, after what must be many, many months, I finally went out and took some images again. Thank you to my darling wife for such a wonderful surprise stay in the Peak District. X 🙂

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