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Chatsworth // 13 04 2022

Chatsworth // 13 04 2022

Today my dad asked me if I wante to go on a little walk with him and my mum. I love a good tag along trip, so of course I said yes.
However, my mums definition of “a little walk” is a bit different to that of mine and my dads; we ended up walking 17k steps.
Then we went to the pub, and instead of ordering us a hot dog each, she ordered one hot dog! So we had to cut it up and share it… oops!

Let there be light // 05 03 2022

Let there be light // 05 03 2022

This morning the forecast was cloudy all day, so I skipped dragging myself up and out for sunrise and instead opted for early morning. Given that I had decided to go to a place with a lot of trees, I was a bit disappointed when it became sunny! This was not what was promised to me!

I seem to have taken a lot of black and white photos this week!

Mam Tor, Castleton

Sheep! // 22 01 2022

Today we went for a walk up to Mam Tor, which is in Castleton in the Peak District. It was super windy up there, and the air had a bite in it, but otherwise it was a pleasant walk about.

Admiring the View

There were loads of people out and about. And a lot of sheep too!

Mam Tor

Chatsworth House

Last weekend we visited Bakewell Xmas Market, this weekend it was Chatsworth. As none of us like to get there really late when it is busy, we set off to get there just as it opened.
For some reason this meant we had to park so far away we were pretty much in Baslow (the nearest little village) but had to pay for the privilege of parking in Chatsworth – £10!

Chatsworth So we started off our Xmas Market trip by hiking for 809743 years to get there. Once there the Christmas spirit never really hit me. We bought some brownies, cured sausages and a double chocolate scone. kB fancies some churros so we bought some but no one was really bothered about them. Chatsworth

We (me and kB) left the others in the market and went to fly the drone. On the way in (during our voyage from the car park) I’d spied the Chatsworth deer and though that they would be a good target for practice. So off we went.

I spent some time practicing different shots, but my app kept crashing. Apparently it’s pants on Android so when I came home I bought a stand thing so I can connect my iPad to it.

Bamford Edge


Bamford Edge

I’ve never been to Bamford Edge before, but it overlooks Ladybower and I’ve been around that area a few times before.

Bamford Edge

There is a small patch for cars near the top of the road, cross over a turnstyle and start the walk!

Bamford Edge

It’s not a far walk, but the first stretch of it is quite steep. Once you are up on the top though, it’s flat and the path is clear.
Bamford Edge

We got there just in time for sunset, and by the time we had walked back to the car it was just about dark.

Bamford Edge

Mam Tor

At Mam Tor

As part of my holiday time I like to get out and about. Mam Tor has been on my To Do list for some time, but it’s never been at the top of the list because it’s almost an hour away. Not that far I know but it’s far enough at a 2 hour round trip, plus a walk when you’ve got gammy legs

. Mam Tor

As kB has two weeks off as well I decided that we should go on a couple of walks. Makes you appreciate eating warm, yummy food more if you’ve been out hiking!

The day was pretty nice, but the further out we got into the Peak District, the hazier it was. I also realised that my beloved 18-35mm had gotten stuck at a wide aperture (It capsized into a rock pool a year and a half ago, so it’s managed quite well since then really!)

At Mam Tor

After we had mooched around for an hour and half, we drove home, with a pit stop at Fox House for refuelling on the way! Mam Tor

I didn’t think I’d end up with much in terms of photos, but I used the Dehaze tool in Lightroom for the first time and I’ve been suitably impressed by it.

At Mam Tor