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Explore & Discover The Peak District


by Chris Gilbert and Mick Ryan

£27.95 and free UK shipping:

The most comprehensive Peak District photo-location guidebook available that will lead you to all the classic locations and many other equally great places that only a few know about and visit. Described by one reviewer as, “The template for all photography location guides.”

The Peak District is a beautiful upland area at the southern end of the Pennines stretching from Ashbourne in the south to the M62 in the north. The northern Dark Peak is an area of wild heather-clad moorland lined by gritstone edges and boulders that contrast with the limestone plateau and deep dales of the White Peak. Cut by sparkling rivers, populated with beautiful villages, a rich industrial heritage and home to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, the UK’s first national park has photographic opportunities around every corner, all year round.

Chris Gilbert and Mick Ryan describe over 150 locations to visit and photograph in this 496 page photo-location and visitor guidebook, illustrated with over 750 photographs.

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  • 150 locations including all the classics
  • 750 photographs
  • Detailed maps, directions and co-ordinates for each location
  • Best seasons and time of day to visit Sun compass
  • Accommodation and best pubs
  • Roadside and short walk locations
  • Longer photographic walks
  • Accessibility information


OS style maps produced by Don Williams of Bute Cartographics are used throughout, along with lat-long co-ordinates, map co-ordinates and postal codes for each location. Access information includes whether a location is accessible by wheelchair.


Highlights include:

  • Ladybower & the Derwent Reservoirs
  • Bamford Weir
  • Stanage Edge
  • Hathersage
  • Surprise View & Padley Gorge
  • Froggatt Edge & the Eastern Edges
  • Dove Stones
  • Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall
  • Tideswell & Litton
  • Peter’s Stone & Cressbrook Dale
  • Monsal Dale & Ashford-in-the-Water
  • Bakewell
  • Hartington
  • Lathkill Dale
  • Dove Dale
  • Vale of Edale
  • Winnats Pass
  • Mam Tor
  • Cave Dale and Peveril Castle
  • Kinder Downfall
  • Three Shire Heads
  • Lud’s Church
  • Parkhouse & Chrome Hills
  • The Roaches
  • High Tor & Matlock Bath
  • Peak Rail
  • Black Rocks of Cromford
  • Derwent Valley Mills – A Heritage Tour
  • Well Dressing & Agricultural Shows Listings