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.


  1. That's a really nice photo. We have climbed it a couple of times, the ridge across the top is quite narrow, a bit scary when it's really windy, as it was for us!

  2. Great light in this one. It is a beautiful little hill.

  3. Nice pic, Dad. Do you get paid for by the OS for their advert on the right hand side? 'Cause if not, you should do - your blog is a very good ad for the advantages of having good walking maps.

  4. Hmmm, looks like it was largely a coincidence, it took a lot of reloads for them to be advertising Peak District maps again. They should still pay you.

  5. Louise - yes, it was windy on Bunster Hill too! Both very exposed tops.
    Adrian - thanks, I've always found the profile of Thorpe Cloud stimulating but this was the first time I had seen it from this viewpoint. The composition may have been improved by a tighter crop at the top getting rid of some of the sky.
    Bob - I think that in theory I should be getting some income from having Google Ads on my blog - probably once I have had a gazillion click throughs!


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