AMAZING Top 10 Peak District Photos from @your_peakdistrict
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#1 Highland Cow by @whiskers88 of Heeley City Farm
An amazing photo of one of the Baslow Highland Cows by @whiskers88. The amazing Baslow herd of Highland Cows are gentle and beautiful cattle that roam the edge helping to conserve the heather moorland on the edge. Being totally at one with their environment, these cattle live out on the edge all year round and are free to roam the moor, the edge and the slopes of Baslow Edge. They are ever so adorable but do treat them with the respect that they deserve especially when they have calves at foot.
#2 Bamford Edge by @map_my_hike
The amazing Bamford Edge with the long reaching view across Ladybower Reservoir captured beautifully by @map_my_hike – this, a classic view from the sheer millstone grit edges that rise above the Derwent Valley. In view is the amazing Ashopton Viaduct, Crook Hill, and beyond to the Howden Moors. Such a great location, with an incredible view.
#3 Thors Cave by @graces__adventures
Just outside the village of Wetton is the magnificent Thor’s Cave, a natural cavern set in a steep limestone crag, with its huge arched entrance easily visible (and quite accessible) from the footpath below. The views of the Manifold Valley from the cave entrance are immense and @graces__adventures photo demonstrates this brilliantly.
#4 Belted Galloway Investigates by @stephen_elliott_photography
Well known and highly regarded photographer Stephen Elliott Photography captures one of the beautiful Belted Galloways that graze the rough pasture around Carhead Rocks in the Hope Valley. What an incredible photo. Give Stephen a follow at @stephen_elliott_photography
#5 Chrome & Parkhouse Hill – aka the Dragons Back by @rawchrisbrown
A quirk of geology has produced a strand of sharp limestone hills which erupt like a string of vertiginous miniature mountains from the soft pastures of the higher Dove Valley near Buxton. Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill are often cited as the only true peaks in the Peak District; that is a somewhat spurious designation but their striking appearance does set them apart from most other White Peak tops.
Here @rawchrisbrown capturing a wonderful sunrise with beautiful tones in this iconic Peak District location.
#6 Rushup Edge – Lord’s Seat Inversion by @fastpacker
Wow, an amazing Peak District photo taken on Rushup Edge at the Lord’s Seat looking out towards Mam Nick and Mam Tor, with Hope Cement works flue-gases pushing a plume out through the temperature inversion in the Hope Valley. A truly epic photograph by @fastpacker
#7 Howden Dam Reflections by @matt__cave
The impressive Howden Dam in reflection as captured beautifully and creatively by @matt__cave – Howden Reservoir is the top of a collection of three reservoirs, known as Upper Derwent Valley, that being Ladybower, Derwent and Howden reservoirs.
An interesting fact about Howden is that one half lies in South Yorkshire, the other in Derbyshire. The county line runs exactly through the middle of the reservoir, which was originally the River Derwent itself.
#8 The Climb, Mam Tor by @manc.cam
The climb up the steps that lead to the Mam Tor trig point, it is a lovely gentle climb and the views as you climb only get better and better. The view here looking back to Mam Nick and then the amazing Rushup Edge as the sun is getting lower over Brown Knoll at the end of the day. Captured beautifully by @manc.cam
#9 Resting Lamb by @anniebmorton
Springtime in the Peak District is usually heralded by the bleating of lambs in the fields. Here @anniebmorton has captured a wonderful photo of a young lamb taking a pause from skipping and frollicking.
#10 Heading up to Mam Tor Trig Point by @where_the_peaks_went_next
Finally at number 10 is another Peak District photograph of the path up to the trig point on Mam Tor as captured by @where_the_peaks_went_next – this climb reveals views of the Hope Valley with Castleton below in the shadow of Mam Tor, and the Edale Valley and the mighty Kinder Scout. A truly epic place to be.
We want to thank the @your_peakdistrict team for sharing their top 10 liked Peak District photos. Thanks to each contributor that originally tagged #your_peakdistrict to find them here in this top 10.
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