The above picture was taken in the peak district a week ago. Conditions are very good, and the heather has come into bloom earlier than normal. The colours last week were vibrant, and unless the weather turns bad, it should be with us for a good few days yet ( Fingers crossed ! )
We have a photographic workshop, going to the same area that this picture was taken on Sunday 7th September, leaving our local area at around 2pm and returning about 90 minutes after sunset, subject to local conditions, public house’s etc. A reasonable estimate for the return is around 10 pm.
The plan is to arrive in the area around 3:30 pm and spend some time in Padley Gorge, getting some photographs of waterfalls and within the woods, near Grindleford. This is under tree cover, and can happen regardless of the weather. We will then travel a short distance to Surprise View, Millstone Edge and Mother Cap rocks, where there will be a good opportunity to catch the heather in the evening light. The plan is to be back at the cars around 8:30 and head back home. The parking at Surprise view is charged, so it may be a good idea to car share. In the event of inclement weather in the evening there are some alternative ideas in the area.
Bring your camera gear, tripods, graduated filters if you have them plus boots, fleeces, waterproofs etc along with something for tea. Don’t forget the insect repellent if you have some. The walking is not too energetic (Paul is leading it after all !), there will be a slight uphill component, but not too much, and no need to yomp up big hills if you choose not to, there is plenty to go at within easy reach of the car.
Meet for 2pm at the Co-op Car Park in Borrowash, and travel on from there. The car can be safely left there on a Sunday. That’s about 12 minutes from Melbourne, heading in the right direction.
If you are interested in going please let Paul Cooper know, so that we know the numbers that are going. MPS Member only.
PS Grandchild has already arrived, so there will be no late cancellation risk