Stanage Rocks & Distant Peaks

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Stanage Edge (or simply 'Stanage', meaning 'Stone Edge') is an epic landscape in the Derbyshire Peak District, North of Hathersage and South of Redmires Reservoir in Sheffield. There are several routes to the edge, my preferred one being the ancient trackway, used since at least Roman times, from Redmires Reservoir, over the top of Hallam Moor, which rises to approx. 1500 feet (457 metres) above Sea Level at its highest point. At this high point is Hallam Pole, which is what it says, i.e. a wooden pole marking the boundary between Sheffield and Hathersage. At the foot of the pole is a pile of boulders, many of which are carved with names and dates from days gone by. One of these is deeply inscribed '1631 JM' into a large boulder. Every time I see this it makes me wonder who 'JM' was and what his business was at this spot almost 400 years ago.

In any case, the image you see here is from Stanage Edge itself and shows some of the huge Millstone Grit boulders that form this impressive landscape. In the distance, where the rock is pointing, there is Mam Tor, Castleton and the famous Cement Works building which can just about be made out to the top left third of the image.

Pentax K-5iis, Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4
26/03/2019 - 20:33davidstorm
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/250
Focal Length29mm


Link Posted 27/03/2019 - 01:45
Wow. Vertigo!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 27/03/2019 - 13:49
The rock shapes are echoed in the shapes of the various tracts of land divided by fences or walls. Rewards close scrutiny. For 29mm, quite a shallow-looking landscape, helped by the rock "pointing" forward.
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