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Peak District - 25 Best Locations

miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 5:44AM
Not in priority order and as stated by Photography Monthly (May 2006).

25 Best Loactions in the Peak District to photograph this month (assme April/May)

1. Mam Tor and Hope Valley
2. Padley Gorge
3. Alport Castles
4. Lyme Hall and Cage
5. Lathkill Dale and Over Haddon
6. Stanage Edge
7. Leash Fen
8. Chrome and Packhouse Hills
9. The Roaches and Hen Cloud
10. Crowden Valley
11. Upper Dovedale
12. Goyt Valley
13. Curbar Edge
14. Luds Church
15. Rockhall Cottage
16. Fairbrook
17. Howden Dam
18. Peters Stone
19. Kinder Scout
20. Arbor Low Stone Castle
21. Millers Dale
22. Back Tor
23. Higger Tor
24. Three Shires Head
25. Winnat's Pass

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stevieb 14 3.0k 2 Panama
17 Apr 2006 5:53AM
Looks as though it's gonna get crowded now. Smile
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
17 Apr 2006 6:29AM
Pointless. Andy and Keith have got 'em all covered...

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Apr 2006 6:32AM
A list that lacks imagination.

I wonder where they got their locations from?
u08mcb 14 5.8k
17 Apr 2006 6:32AM
edit: only funny said right after :/
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 6:34AM
Oy Keith, They paid me 5 for that list. Wink

Is the Geoff chap that writes for them an ex member of this site?
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Apr 2006 6:38AM


Half of those locations.....90% of them...are good locations at any time of the year...and anybody with a half an imagination could have come up with the same list.

It gives absolutley NOTHING new away.
waste of paper IMO.
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 6:47AM
I am heading up to the Peaks in May for a photography day with some friends from work, and to be honest that article an OS map and one person who lived up there are the reference.

Any thoughts on where to get a better list? I know I want to try the Roaches again....
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Apr 2006 6:58AM
I'll mail you some locations this week, John.
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 7:00AM
Not wishing to go off-theme but I do tend to agree with Keithh re: "waste of paper" I get more value from this site than I have done from a photo mag. over the last few months. As for the camera reviews.. nuf said! Mike
dougv 14 8.4k 3 England
17 Apr 2006 7:19AM
And not one cafe mentioned.
What sort of a list is that?!!!

Doug ;o)
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Apr 2006 7:20AM
You're learning, Doug
Chris_H 14 1.5k 1
17 Apr 2006 7:59AM

Quote:Is the Geoff chap that writes for them an ex member of this site?

Yes Geoff Simpson did used to use this site a lot but he seems to have left now, his user ID was GeoffP, and his he has an excellent website with lots of locations from around the peak district on it. = Geoff Simpson
I am not too sure if the locations were Geoff's choice or not, I know him personally and he has given me lots of help with his favourite locations and places to photograph in the Peak District and most of those locations are not on the list above.

Quote:A list that lacks imagination.

The list has a lot of the popular and easy places to get to. While they may not be that helpful to people who already know the area they are going to be helpful to visitors to the area and people who do not know the area that well. When I first came to the Peak District I struggled to find my way around anywhere and even when you do get to places that look ok parking is a nightmare unless you go at sunrise, a few years ago I would have loved to have a similar list.
I am sure many people here have used the locations above and still do now, if you look on your website keith you will notice at least 7 of the pictures in your Derbyshire gallery are from these locations so I am sure they dont lack that much imagination.

loweskid 16 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2006 9:40AM

Quote:And not one cafe mentioned.

Here's one, if you're near Monyash. Definitely one of the best places in the Peak!
ian.daisley 13 96 6 England
17 Apr 2006 10:00AM
Chris - I agree with everything you have said. I think it is important that we don't lose sight of the fact that lots of people don't know the area very well, and this list is a great place to start. I wish I had the same sort of thing for other places I have visted, rather than relying on my own research and assumptions of what is best at which time if the day/year etc.


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