High Peak

Over the hills

Over the hills, Chapel-en-le-Frith

This post is a little interlude if you like – A view seen while beginning the ride home from a gorgeous day out in the high peak (Peak Forest) Tunstead Milton area on the 9th June. My objective was to photograph the extensive quarries operated by Cemex and more specifically the operations at the fine-grain loading area rail-head. Some of those pictures will appear on here a little later and some are destined for my Alamy collection. It always provides a subject or two.

It was my first long trip into the East for several years and it was all quite refreshing, lots of new things to see. Plenty of nice little towns to stop in for a snack and a drink – and a good traditional chippy or two! There are many places around Dove Holes and Tunstead that I have still yet to explore but the railway operation at the extensive quarry site is always my prime objective.

The route out is the same as the return with one exception and that is that on the outward journey I always take the train from Furness Vale to Dove Holes because of the 5+ miles of continuous assent from Whaley Bridge to Chapel and beyond! From home it is Middlewood Way to the A6 then A6 to Furness Vale. The return is fabulous downhill ride all the way from Dove Holes through Chapel, Whaley, New Mills and Disley before joining the Middlewood way again at High Lane, Stockport. Must do it again soon!

  • Title: Skyline Trees
  • Taken: 9 June, 2023
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 50mm

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Oliver Wood