Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Washgate Bridge

Washgate Bridge

(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 14mm, 1/100s @ f10)
Washgate Bridge is a little known and visited 18th century packhorse bridge over the River Dove near Hollinsclough. The steep, winding, cobbled lane which leads to and from the bridge has, in the past, been severely damaged by 4x4s. Now, the Peak Park authority has prevented most vehicles from using the route by placing large stones at each end of the route and at the ford over the river - hence the rather intrusive  sign. This photo was taken in a brief sunny interval on a rainy and windy morning walk!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Thorpe Cloud

Thorpe Cloud from Bunster Hill
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 11mm, 1/400s @ f/9.0)
This photo was taken on my walk this afternoon. Thorpe Cloud and Bunster Hill stand like giant gateposts to the entrance to Dove Dale. Bunster Hill is a huge, rolling, sheep-grazed upland while Thorpe Cloud stands isolated like a great pyramid. Despite being only a little over 300 meters tall Thorpe Cloud has every appearance of being a real mountain.