On Derbyshire’s Moors And A Change In The Weather

We were driving over the moors below Stanage Edge and stopped to take in the view. In this first shot to the east  it was all lowering skies and rain in the air. And then I turned on the spot through 180 degrees and took this next shot.

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It was hard to believe, the Hope Valley as evanescent as a soap bubble, as if the sun was shining only on that place. To the left you can see the cut through the upland – the wild Winnat’s Pass, scene of real and legendary tragedies. On the right is Mam Tor with its scree-scarred face. If you squint you can just make out the ramparts of an Iron Age hillfort on the green plateau top.

Further back along the road above North Lees Hall I had tried to take a photo of Stanage Edge. The light was poor and it was not co-operating. And then there was a moment, and the Edge emerged like the mythic backdrop in some Renaissance painting. It is a shape-shifting place, the Peak District.

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Lens-Artists: Change This week Amy asks us to show her change, however it strikes us.

35 thoughts on “On Derbyshire’s Moors And A Change In The Weather

  1. The weather is definitely changeable at the moment. Stormy winds and rain ended the week here, Sunday morning I was woken up by the heavy rain at 4 am. In the afternoon I was in the garden, in a T-shirt it was that warm and sunny. Today grey, gloomy and cold.

  2. You captured the breathtaking landscape with the changes of the light.
    “The Edge emerged like the mythic backdrop in some Renaissance painting…”, indeed amazing!
    Thank you for sharing, Tish!

    1. Yes, and probably the one that featured in Jane Eyre when she ran away from Thornfield Hall. Charlotte Bronte was staying in Hathersage for several weeks while she was brewing the novel.

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