Dawn, Stanage Edge
Along the Edge...
During the afternoon I had planned a visit to Alport Castles, an impressive castle shaped mound created from a large landslip. There are several ways to get there but one of the easiest is via the Ditch Clough Plantation. I was lucky to get a few breaks in the cloud both at the venue and over the plantation:
After the visit to Alport Castles I stopped at the Derwent Reservoir intrigued by the low water level and attracted to the autumn colours on the far side. The area around the Fairholmes plantation was also particularly colourful:
The last venue of the day was Higger Tor for the evening light that didn't really materialise. There were some very short breaks in the cloud an hour or so before sunset but that was about it. After a full day I was happy enough to sit on a rock and watch out for any changes in the light and to take a closer look at some of the colours and patterns in the gritstone: