Where has January gone! Ive no idea… its gone that fast its February already and its time I wrote a quick article from my First Landscape Photography of 2017. Ive been lucky the last 2 years picking great weather conditions to head out for my first shoot and 2017 was no different.
Stanage Edge is located in the Dark Peak of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, If you look at its location in relation to the Peak District on a map its just slightly North of the center mass, making it an extremely easy to access location for many, with it being just 25 miles from the center of Sheffield you can see why it gets so many visitors year round with stunning views dominating the high ground the edge can be seen for miles away and its a place where I have personally only been a hand full of times as I tend to stay in the White Peak or the South West Peak as it is over an hours drive from home for me.
Saddleworth Moor lies in The Dark Peak which is the Northern region of the Peak District National Park. The Dark Peak is commonly know for its more rugged and wilder environment, its referred to the Dark Peak for its largely uninhabited moorland plateau where almost any depression is filled with sphagnum bogs and black peat, and Saddleworth in my opinion is a prime example along with Kinder Scout. I’ve never visited the area before, its a 3 hour round trip from mine so with a week of work I treated myself and took the drive up and I wasn’t disappointed with the views!
The Great Ridge in the Peak District National Park is one of those places that you should admire and walk at least once in your life! its an extremely easy location to get too by car and the walk would be suitable for all ages, with stunning 360 degree views all year round and paved paths for 90% of the walk!