Derwent Edge, Peak District, England

Derwent Edge is the moorland edge that runs alongside Ladybower Reservoir and has great views down to the reservoir itself. However, the further along the edge you go, the more wild and remote it becomes and the less of the reservoir you see, giving you a complete sense of freedom. The edge is scattered with lots of gritstone outcrops and features, meaning there is plenty to photograph on any given day.

Being west facing, the location is better at sunset and is good at most times of year, though at the end of August the moors come alive with the colour of purple heather. The images displayed are from near Whinstone Lee Tor which, while a steep walk, is one of the closer to get to places along the edge and affords great views.



James Grant

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    peter johnson on

    I have walked these hills for many years, have seen the views shown and these shots bring out all the beauty of the whole area. Thankyou.

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