Situated just off the B6049 a mile south of Tideswell.
This is a small area that can be expanded to suit your taste or energy. Parking is easy but pay and display between 1000h's and 1800h's. The area I'm covering is a few hundred meters square and includes four bridges, two of which are pretty boring the other two magnificent. The area is a nature reserve. It has an abundance of wild flowers, Pied and Grey Wagtails, Kestrels if you are lucky and a plethora of insects and invertebrates. The old station buildings are now a National Park Ranger centre and not particularly edifying. The remains of two sets of lime kilns are within the area, Millers Dale, Ravenstore, Chee Dale and Monks Dale are all within a brisk half hours walk.
Further information availableHERE
Early summer is the best time of year and if you can arrive early you score twice, few if any people about and free parking. Overcast skies are preferable for photographing both flora and the industrial remains. Not usually short of dull sky in the peak District!
Photographs will be half the usual size on this blog, I hope I didn't hear any "And all the better for it's"!
There is a circular walk, takes less than an hour, going along the disused railway and coming back via the river Wye, or t'other to which. All very pleasant!
LIME KILN GREY WAGTAIL
BIRDS FOOT TREFOIL DANDELION AT DAWN
BRIDGE 72 BRIDGE 72A
REFLECTIONS UNDER THE BRIDGE
Take as much or as little equipment as you like, macro and wide angle lenses are useful as is a telephoto. Polarising filters can help. Mostly easy walking and wheel chair access is good if you disregard the circular walk. Happy snapping!
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