Landscape Photograph of Castleton, Derbyshire.

3 Best Places in the Peak District for Landscape Photography

Welcome back to my blog, Photography by Yomi Rodrig!

The UK is renowned for being full of beautiful landscapes that lend themselves perfectly to landscape photography, with a number of these being set in The Peak District National Park. With two bank holidays in May it is the perfect month for getting out and about and hopefully taking some scenic pictures, so I’m going to share with you my 3 favourite places in the Peak District for taking landscape photographs.

Mam Tor, Derbyshire.

Mam Tor, also known as the Shivering Mountain, is a hill located in Castleton, Derbyshire which is home to some of the most stunning views available in the Peak District. Featuring sweeping views of the nearby Hope Valley and one of the best ridge walks in the country, the scenery of Mam Tor is truly a dream for landscape photographers.

Mam Tor hill near Castleton and Edale in the Peak District Natio

Lud’s Church, Staffordshire.

Lud’s Church, a true hidden gem of the Peak District, is an 18-metre deep gorge in the gritstone caused by a landslip which over the years has been covered entirely by deep green moss. The chasm itself is only 100-metres long, but the unique nature of Lud’s Church means you could easily lose a day exploring every inch of this magnificent landmark.

luds-church-image

Image by Elliott Pickering / Instagram: @elliottpick

Winnats Pass, Derbyshire.

Winnats Pass is a historic limestone gorge located in Castleton, in the heart of the High Peak. Once totally submerged, the limestone of the area is packed full of fossils of creatures that lived here over 350 million years ago. Winnats Pass also has a more recent historical background as it is home to many caves and old lead mine shafts. Speedwell Cavern, at the foot of the pass, operate boat tours through one of the old working lead mines and contains many examples of old tools that the miners would have used on a day to day basis.

Winnats Pass near Castleton in Derbyshire.

So, there are my 3 favourite Peak District photography locations for any upcoming trips you may have this bank holiday. Let me know if you have visited any of these remarkable locations, and share any pictures you have taken with me on Instagram!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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