MPS Peak District Photographic Trip – Rescheduled

Due to the forecast inclement weather conditions in the Peak District over the coming few days, and the indications of probable further rain when our trip was due to take place on the 13th June, it is planned to reschedule the trip to the 27th June, in the hope that the weather will be better, and we will be less damp and muddy.

The plan is to visit the Hathersage area of Northern Derbyshire. Possible venues in this area include

  • Higger Tor
  • Carlswark
  • Burbage Brook and Edges
  • Carr Head Rocks
  • Stanage Edge
  • Lawrencefield Woods and Quarry

We will not manage them all, but there are many possibilities in the area to select from. You may remember some of these from the talk given by Stephen Elliot last year.

This is close to the Owler Moor area we visited several years ago, but far enough away not to be a repeat. Sunset is at 21:38

Propose that we meet at 6:15 pm at the car park at Upper Burbage Bridge ( Grid Reference SK 258 829 ) on the backroad  out of Hathersage towards Ringinglow.  I will send out more detail instructions to those attending on the weekend before the trip.

It might be best to car share if possible, given the distances from the Melbourne Area.  Please let me know if you are planning to attend to my email :  by the 22nd June please


MPS Meetup Thursday 30th May


Woodland and Sculpture Trail photography meetup

We will be meeting at Outwoods Woodland Car Park, Woodhouse Lane, Loughborough LE11 3YG on Thursday 30th May  at 7 pm (See attached map).

(Note there is a £1 parking charge, although there is also road parking)

Here you can have a go at woodland photography and photograph the Outwood sculpture trail 

This is very dog/child friendly so you are welcome to bring them. The trail is about a mile long, but there are plenty of other paths in the location with good flower, tree shots and geology (Actually some of the oldest rock formations anywhere).

Access is very easy, just come off the M1 at Junction 23, follow the road the Loughborough, turn right at 1st Traffic lights, go about a 1/2 mile, straight over another set of traffic lights at the Priory pub and another 1/2 mile car park is on your left 

At the end we can take a vote on whether to meet up at the local hostelry or Harpers, Melboune at ~9:30pm.

Contact details for anyone arriving later – 0798 6292047

Tony Pedley

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Thursday May 2nd, Calke Abbey Wander

Alan is arranging a wander around the estate at Calke Abbey this Thursday evening. Meet at the Fishermans Car Park, by the exit ( Circular Car Park above Staunton Harold Reservoir ) at 7pm. Alan has arranged special access to the estate for the society. The Bluebells are out in the woods. For further details contact Alan May