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.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Pike Pool, Beresford Dale
The River Dove runs through Beresford Dale before entering Wolfscote Dale and Dovedale. Beresford Dale is associated with Isaac Walton and his friend Charles Cotton, and the Walton's famous book "The Compleat Angler". The pillar of rock (to the left of the photo) is the "pike" after which the pool is named. Charles Cotton lived in Beresford Hall, above the dale, and built a fishing house in 1674 for use by himself and his friend Isaac. (Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 15mm, 3 exposures tone mapped in Photomatix)