New Peak District Photo Locations


Ramshaw Rocks in late afternoon light. A great Peak District location. Fuji X-T2 with 16-55 lens. Three image stitch. IS0200, f/11.0, 1/40″ tripod mounted. 0.9 soft ND grad was used to darken the storm cloud

I’m a huge fan of Photo Location books. They take away a lot of guess work from visiting a new area and allow you to concentrate on your photography. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new guides and when I find a good one I like to let people know.

Photographing the Peak District
This is one of the best location books I have seen

This latest guide is for the Peak District and it’s one of the best I have seen. It has some 150 locations including a few near to my house (within walking distance) that I wasn’t aware of. There are plenty of maps and directions as well as some great photography.

I must admit to not having like the Peak District at one time. I found that I much preferred the Lake District and would often make the 2-3 hour drive up there. Recently though my perception of the Peak District has changed significantly and I love it. This is quite fortunate as I live about 10 minutes’ drive from the boundary of the park.

The image you see at the top of the blog was taken recently at Ramshaw Rocks near to Leek. Whilst I have always viewed this as a long way from home, it takes me just over an hour to drive there. I’m finding it difficult to comprehend why I don’t do more in these locations.

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  1. I didn’t know about this book series, will check it out. Maybe there are some for Australia? Good photo btw – I like the dramatic clouds and the yellow-blue color contrast.

  2. I originally a native of Sheffield now exiled to Bedfordshire (NE) where there are few hills which one of the things my wife and I miss. I used to have a similar book. I think it was called “What to Photograph in the Peak District”. Loaned it to one of my daughters and it never came back so I’ll check this one out.

    1. I think that’s the one by E. Bowness. It’s a good guide a benefits from being able to fit into your pocket. Surprisingly I now have four guides to the area and all are very good in their own way. I can’t believe you swapped Shaeffield for Bedforshire.

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