Mam Tor

The name Mam Tor means ‘mother hill’, so called because frequent landslips on its eastern face have resulted in a multitude of ‘mini-hills’ beneath it. These landslips, which are caused by unstable lower layers of shale, also give the hill its alternative name of Shivering Mountain.

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

A small early Bronze Age stone circle traditionally belived to depict nine ladies turned into stone as a penalty for dancing on Sunday.

Parkhouse Hill

Parkhouse Hill in the distance as the sun sets. This was taken walking back to the car after leaving Dowel’s Dale.

Chrome Hill

Chrome Hill is one of the most distinctive in the Peak District. I love how the tree is like bonsai on a landscape scale.

Monsal Dale

A wintery walk through Monsal Dale with the snow falling.


Dolly, an abandoned Citroën 2CV, near Padley Gorge.

Calke Abbey

A rare deviation from the Peak District, but local heritage nonetheless. The kitchen at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire.

Crow Chin

The trig pillar at Crow Chin, with stunning views of the Dark Peak moorlands and the Hope Valley.