The Route / Shooting Plan

Day 1
I’ll be getting the train to Edale from Sheffield tomorrow. From Edale I’m heading for Grindsbrook Clough and following that up on to Kinder Scout. Once I’m on Kinder Scout I’ll be walking towards Crowden Tower and then heading on to the Great Ridge via Brown Knoll. I’ve planned for a water refill on Kinder Scout. I’ll be taking photos along the way.

Then it’s on to Mam Tor. I’ll be finding somewhere to pitch and taking some photos looking along both directions on the Great Ridge at sunset. If the sunset is a washout I’ll most likely try for some moody black and white shots.

Day 2
An early start to catch sunrise with some more photos, then I’ll be breaking camp and following the Great Ridge towards Hope. Once in Hope I’ll be catching the bus back to Sheffield. The trains to Sheffield from the Peak District aren’t running on Saturday due to industrial action. I’m hoping for a cloud inversion or early mist in the morning.


The Camera Gear

I’m not carrying my full load-out that I usually carry for day hikes on this trip as I have a few miles to cover and a steep scramble up Grindsbrook Clough. I’ll be carrying the following:

  • Nikon D7100 Body
  • Sigma 10-20mm Lens
  • Nikon 35mm Prime Lens
  • Lee Reverse Grad ND 3 Stop filter
  • Cokin Grad ND 2 Stop & 3 Stop filters
  • Cokin Z-Pro Filter Adaptor & Rings
  • Remote Shutter
  • Tripod
  • Cleaning Gear

A little bit chilly!

The weather forecast is showing cold but dry for Friday and early Saturday, so it’s out with the winter gear! I’ve packed extra layers and my down filled winter sleeping bag, so I should be toasty! I’m taking my down filled sleeping mat too, to keep me insulated off the cold ground. When I’m hiking I get hot but when I’m stood taking photos I get cold so I’ve got to plan for every eventuality with my clothing and gear.

Sharing my images

Should I manage to capture some good images, I’ll be adding them to the shop here, where they can be purchased as stretch framed canvas prints and also framed or unframed prints. Be sure to check the shop some time Saturday or Sunday for any new additions from this trip!

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