Thursday, 15 June 2017

MAM TOR-- LORD'S SEAT HILL

A late Spring Walk to collect new Images along the great ridge which
divides the white and Dark Peaks.
With my assistant Kato we started our trek from the Mam Nick car park
upto Mam Tor a late Bronze age Hill Fort, height
above sea level 1700ft Mam Tor which translates to "Mother Mountain"
THE GREAT RIDGE MAM TOR

 We headed out above the Hope Valley and over looking Castleton the route is made easier
by the paved pathway, centurion style. Destination Brockett Booth. Many Photographers have
travelled this image rich area, it has potential for some fine images. On reaching Brockett Booth from where we could see Loose Hill. We made a decision to return another day, so........
 
AS OLD AS EARTH
..... Kato ∞ insisted on a Tea break before we headed back along the Great Ridge
 to the photogenic LORD'S SEAT  to take images of the late Spring Sunset.
Above the Hope Valley the weather began to close in as
 we approached the Hill Fort,
a solitary Hang glider using the Lord's Seat Hill for his
thermal lifts made an hasty
decent to Mother Earth, but not before I managed to get him within my image!
The wind had picked up driving the hale and sleet over the
 valley, we had two golfing umbrellas made of glass fiber, 
hopefully not lightening rods!! 
but not for us! but the camera and gear......over Edale we had all Four seasons,
 but made an image
before beating an hasty retreat back to the car.    
 
LORD'S SEAT--EDALE

     At the bottom of Mam Tor snakes a Road that travels by Lord's seat, within the Vale of Edale.
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