I have been planning a sunrise / sunset trip to the Peaks for some while now. I don’t get a lot of spare time so decided to have a Monday off work and set off early to Edale and take in Mam Tor on the way for Sunrise and then do a reasonable walk on Kinder – finishing with the sunset over the Cheshire plain and over Bosley Cloud.
Mam Tor is a fantastic place to shoot the sunrise or sunset as it is easily reached from the road into Edale. It is a short 10 min walk to the top.
I arrived at the top in almost complete darkness and found a good vantage point for what was to prove the best photo I took all day. I now find that I use the Tokina 11 – 16mm lens more than any other and if you are careful you can get some stunning results with it.
Sunrise from Mam Tor
I then parked in Upper Booth and set off up Kinder via Crowden Clough. This is a steep route up Kinder and more of a scramble up a river bed than a well marked path. The clouds were very low though – so no luck with any great photos. I did take a few videos on my iPhone which I thought I would share
Walked from Upper Booth over Kinder Scout and back down Jacob”s ladder (8 miles)
At the top you really need to be careful and try and follow the river bed – if you go off track (as you can see I did from following my track above in the map) if is easy to be knee deep in peat!
At Kinder Low the views are impressive as are the rock formations – definitely one to come back to at sunrise!