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Rambling around Edale
If you see the world as beautiful, thrilling and mysterious, as I think I do, then you feel quite alive.
A pesky virus has zapped my energy. It was such an effort to get off the sofa and out with my camera for my Weekend Walk but so glad I persevered.
Edale is a little village nestled in a valley in the Peak District of Derbyshire. It's a paradise for walkers to explore -so many quality routes to follow. The village is at the southern-most point of the 267 mile Pennine Way, known as the 'backbone of England' ( although it briefly crosses into Scotland) - one of the most popular walks in the country. Kinder Scout - location of the famous Mass Trespass in 1932 lies nearby too.
As I headed through the village I spotted a quaint, but expensive cottage with a holiday letting for sale. Now, if only I had the money… Would you holiday here?!
Can you spot the Rookery on the right just beyond the graveyard?
Once out of the sheltered wooded area the path opens out onto moorland. The sky here is so vast with interesting cloud formations. Imagine how bleak this landscape is in winter. The path splits off. To the right is a climb up to the Kinder Plateau.
I came across a cluster of trees unusually encircled by traditional dry-stone wall. This is one of my favourite spots with the lone tree. In summer months I kick off my boots and go for a paddle! Always cold but very refreshing!
My legs wouldn't allow me to venture much further. But if your continue you're rewarded with views of wind-swept rock formations which are hauntingly beautiful especially in a gentle mist. They remind me of Henry Moore's sculptures. I recall that his work was inspired by the landscape. I'll seek them out another day - so atmospheric.
I worked up a hunger for a sausage butty followed by local Bakewell Tart. And I finished off my husband's date and banana cake too! This is the first food I've enjoyed in a while - I lost half a stone when the virus took hold.
Remember the rookery from earlier? A perfect subject for a silhouette shot! The noisy scene reminded me of Hitchcock's The Birds!
I hope you enjoyed my very gentle ramble at Edale. I'll return and take you further onto the heather-covered moors!
I really encourage you to take some time out just for yourself and take in the fresh air. I'd love to see where you've been this week. Please add your link (URL) in the comments box - and I'd be grateful if you give me shout out ( oops …careful… spellcheck changed this to 'shootout'!!)
Enjoy the week ahead! A mixed forecast here so I'm not sure if I'll be venturing to the countryside or into the city.
PS Photography Points to Ponder:
Both these points are holding me back from delving further into landscape photography. Any suggestions?
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Hi -what a walk! I was up in those parts last year and can imagine it all so easily.
Looking forward to doing "BeStill" with you. I live down on the South coast of England. I think we may be the only two Brits- but I for one, love the opportunity of meeting folk from all over the world.
I would definitely holiday there :) Fabulous place to explore. I sure hope you feel much better soon. Yes, the Carbon Fiber Tripod is so worth it. I have a regular Manfrotto Tripod, what a pain to carry so I got the Carbon Fiber for exploring. So much better. I wouldn't carry either for a really long hike though, too annoying.
Glorious shots Helen the cloud formations are wonderful..... And the siilhouetted rookery just my sort of shot....
Glad you are feeling better Helen, what a wonderful landscape, great pictures
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