The Pride of Peakland

The Tower
I was in need of a good Peak District walk with glorious scenery and a remote atmosphere, somewhere with a bit of everything from woodland to rocky scrambles via bleak moorland. I also wanted a nice lonely tarn to sit beside too, but this criteria seemed a bit much to ask from a walk in Peakland!

And then I remembered a place that I’ve wanted to visit for a long time which just might give me what I was after, Alport Castles, the scene of reputedly the biggest landslide in Britain.

Did it live up to expectations? Damn right it did, and I can’t wait to get back there as soon as I can. If you’ve not had the pleasure then I hope these shots persuade you to go and take a look…you won’t be disappointed!
Backlit at Fairholmes




Scrambling in the Peak




The Alport Valley




Into the heart of Bleaklow




Peakland Tarn




A sense of scale




Peakland's Finest - Alport Castles




Evening Glow


~ by nicklivesey on February 3, 2013.

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