{} Peak District: winter images, and other images

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Photographs above (all photographs taken by me.)

Derbyshire Peak District
1. View from road leading to Winnats Pass, Castleton
2. View of Mam Tor, near Castleton
3 and 4. Views from
Edale-Hope road

See also my page which includes (in the second and third columns) material on cross country skiing. An extract from the page:

All the greatest joys I've experienced as a cross-country skier have come from skiing in the hills near here [the place where I live in Sheffield],  foothills of the Pennines, and the hills over the county border in Derbyshire, in particular at Edale, the start of the Pennine Way.

5. View through window of my main workshop
6. Another view through the window
7. View from upper window.
These views from windows are of scenes which would be unremarkable in countries which have low temperatures and heavy snowfall in winter. Here, scenes like this are very rare and well worth recording, I think.

Other photographs

Above, Winnats Pass, Peak District

Above, the Blue John Cavern, Castleton. Blue John: a rare form of the mineral fluorite, mined only at the Blue John Cavern and the Treak Cliff Cavern, also in Castleton.

Above, bowl made of Blue John

Above, Derbyshire dry stone wall with stone containing Blue John

Above, minerals. Left, fluorite from Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton. Centre, fluorite with barite, galena and iron from Treak Cliff Cavern. Right, from outside the Peak District - dolomite and calcite, from the Harding vein, Carrock mine, Cumbria.

For the minerals of the Midlands, 'Minerals of the English Midlands' by Roy E. Starkey is a superb guide.


Above the Keep of Peveril Castle,  high above Castleton. The Keep was begun c. 1176.

Above, Hope Cement Works, the largest in the UK. Hope, Derbyshire, is near to Castleton. The Peak District Mountain Rescue team is based at the cement works. The raw materials needed for the plant's operation are available nearby.