Thorpe Cloud Sunset Dove Dale (aka Dovedale) is a popular tourist honeypot and rightly so. With steep sided limestone hills and crystal clear waters running through it, what’s not to like? Coupled with easy access, it’s easy to see why in the middle-of-the-day at the weekend it’s bustling. All this said, for photographer’s it’s one … Read more

I am pleased to announce I have now added seven one-day small group Peak District workshops to my website. These workshops are running over the next few months taking in highlights such as the heather season and Autumn. For those who want to stretch their legs, I am also offering a photographic walk workshop of … Read more

Peak District Through The Lens – A photography guide book to be released this year! I have been quietly working away at putting together my own self published book to help you capture the Peak District at its best. Progress is currently great and the book is coming together nicely. It’s looking very strong, if … Read more

I’m at the point in my Peak District Photography career where I feel I have visited most places in the Peak. There’s the odd place I need to visit but for the most part it’s all become familiar. At times, that’s a challenge as I find it hard at times to visit a spot twice, … Read more

Aldermans Hill lies in the far North Peak in the Saddleworth Area. The hill is a prominent feature of the area, rising proudly above the Holmfirth Road and while a steep and short ascent it is probably the easiest hill to get up in the area. I’ve visited before and got some shots, but I’ve … Read more

Mam Tor. The icon of the Peak District. A place where photographers flock to every weekend to capture a magical rising sun side lighting the infamous Great Ridge. Perhaps even cliché? Yes, those who know me well know that it’s not very often I will venture onto Mam Tor. It’s not that I think it’s … Read more

Chatsworth House is regarded as the most popular stately home in the whole of the UK. I’m fortunate to live within 15 minutes of its front doors. Of course (with permission from the house) it would have been rude to not include Chatsworth House in my forthcoming book, A Guide to Photographing the Peak District. … Read more

Today’s blog comes from the curiously named Water-Cum-Jolly. A little dale below the Monsal Trail near the hamlet of Cressbrook. I’m not sure where Water-Cum-Jolly gets its name from but its a great place to spend a calm summers evening. The little dale hosts a mill pond which is dammed at one end ensuring that … Read more

Bakewell, the only town in the Peak District has recently caught onto a new craze. On the footbridge near the Co-op crossing the river Wye is the craze of the Love Locks. The Bakewell Love Locks are somewhat reminiscent of the Pont Des Art in Paris. It is a craze that has now caught on … Read more

Since February I have been trying to photograph the Ox Stones on Burbage Moor. Multiple visits had yielded no results that I was completely happy with but finally some luck broke last month. Following on from my previous blog at Carhead Rocks, I headed up to the Ox Stones afterwards. The Ox Stones are high … Read more