I visited Padley Gorge a while back, but I was on a hike with my eldest daughter so it was a brief through visit. I loved it, with the old and twisted oak trees and Burbage Brook offering some great opportunities for water shots. So I’m heading back out there this weekend.
Padley Gorge is located near to Grindleford in the Peak District. It’s a deep and narrow valley with dense woodland and the Burbage Brook running though it. It’s an area that should offer up some great compositions and I’m really looking forward to re-visiting it. I was a bit gutted last time I was there as I had a 17 mile hike to complete with my eldest daughter.
The railway staff are on strike this Saturday so it looks like I’ll be heading out on Sunday. From Doncaster I have to catch a train to Sheffield and then another train on to Grindleford. The Gorge is literally just outside the station so there is no need for a long hike. That means I’ll be taking 4 lenses and filters. This is strictly a day trip, so no wild camp needed!
I’m hoping for some interesting shots of the oak trees, some of them are really twisted and make for a nice subject. I’ll also be getting plenty of shots of Burbage Brook with its many little waterfalls and rock pools. The weather is looking good so far, so fingers crossed on that!
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