Book Review: Peak District

David Hay reviews a detailed guidebook to the Peak District’s many beautiful photographic locations by James Grant, including practical information such as parking information and even postcodes for your satnav

It is becoming increasingly difficult to get publishers to accept photographic guidebooks nowadays. People increasingly look online for information about places they want to visit to take photographs and they are quite well served by a large number of websites. However, some people prefer a book in their bag when visiting a new area – books never crash or go out of signal reception! I believe this book was ‘crowd-funded’ by supporters before it was successfully published.

The Peak District is one of the less well-known areas of Great Britain, so a comprehensive guide to the area is a useful addition to the existing photographic guidebooks. I had never been to this area before, but, by coincidence, I drove right through it shortly before this book arrived for review and saw the beauty of the area for myself.

The book covers more than 80 photographic locations and each one is illustrated with several photographs taken from more than 300 different...

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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