A photo blog illustrating the beautiful countryside within a walk or short drive of the town of Leek, Staffordshire. The area covered includes the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock Chase and South-east Cheshire.
Sunday, 26 December 2010
Hen Cloud is a gritstone outcrop between The Roaches and Ramshaw Rocks. Clud is a Celtic word meaning "rock" and Hen may be a corruption of "Herme", the Celtic fertility god, or "Henge", steep - so Herme's Rock or Steep Rock. These rocks are only 3 miles from Leek, just inside the boundary of the Peak District National Park. (Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 23.0mm, 1/500s @ f/3.5)