Photographing The Peak District

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by Chris Gilbert and Mick Ryan

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The Peak District is a beautiful upland area at the southern end of the Pennines stretching from Ashbourne in the south to the M62 in the north. The northern Dark Peak is an area of wild heather-clad moorland lined by gritstone edges and boulders that contrast with the limestone plateau and deep dales of the White Peak. Cut by sparkling rivers, populated with beautiful villages, a rich industrial heritage and home to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, the UK’s first national park has photographic opportunities around every corner, all year round.

Chris Gilbert and Mick Ryan describe over 150 locations to visit and photograph in this 480 page photo-location and visitor guidebook, illustrated with over 750 photographs.



  • 150 locations including all the classics
  • 750 photographs
  • Detailed maps, directions and co-ordinates for each location
  • Best seasons and time of day to visit Sun compass
  • Accommodation and best pubs
  • Roadside and short walk locations
  • Longer photographic walks
  • Accessibility information


OS style maps produced by Don Williams of Bute Cartographics are used throughout, along with lat-long co-ordinates, map co-ordinates and postal codes for each location. Access information includes whether a location is accessible by wheelchair.


Highlights include:

  • Ladybower & the Derwent Reservoirs
  • Bamford Weir
  • Stanage Edge
  • Hathersage
  • Surprise View & Padley Gorge
  • Froggatt Edge & the Eastern Edges
  • Dove Stones
  • Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall
  • Tideswell & Litton
  • Peter’s Stone & Cressbrook Dale
  • Monsal Dale & Ashford-in-the-Water
  • Bakewell
  • Hartington
  • Lathkill Dale
  • Dove Dale
  • Vale of Edale
  • Winnats Pass
  • Mam Tor
  • Cave Dale and Peveril Castle
  • Kinder Downfall
  • Three Shire Heads
  • Lud’s Church
  • Parkhouse & Chrome Hills
  • The Roaches
  • High Tor & Matlock Bath
  • Peak Rail
  • Black Rocks of Cromford
  • Derwent Valley Mills – A Heritage Tour
  • Well Dressing & Agricultural Shows Listings
The Peak District

The Peak District is a beautiful upland area at the southern end of the Pennines stretching from Ashbourne in the south to the M62 in the north.

Parkhouse and Chrome Hills

A firm favourite with photographers of the Peak District, the beautiful and elegant twin peaks of Chrome (often pronounced 'Kroom') and Parkhouse Hills look lovely at any time of year and can be photographed from almost any direction, such is their appeal. These incongruous hills are the remains of...

Peter’s Stone and Cressbrook Dale

Peter’s Stone is a distinctive limestone knoll that sits at the head of the narrow limestone valley of Cressbrook Dale. Geologists think this pinnacle slid downhill on a layer of clay from the main formation of limestone millions of years ago. It has a grisly human history. It is...

The Great Ridge

Across the Vale of Edale from Kinder runs the Great Ridge, a wonderful rollercoaster of shale grit hills stretching from Lord’s Seat in the west to Lose Hill in the east. It is a fabulous and very popular day walk and its accessibility and compositional strength means that it...

Haddon Hall

The origins of Haddon Hall date back to 1066 and William the Conqueror, whose illegitimate son William Peverell the Elder first held the manor. The hall passed to the the Avenell family and then by marriage to Sir Richard Vernon, and eventually to the Manners family when it became...






480 pages



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August 2017

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