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Derbyshire Weekend

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Ladybower Reservoir from Bamford Edge.
We had arranged to take the caravan over to Derbyshire for the weekend to meet up with my brother and his wife where they keep their van at Swallowholme, Bamford in the Hope Valley of Derbyshire. We were away fairly early on the Friday morning, picked the caravan up from our store and were soon on the road. The journey went quickly, despite the centre of Sheffield being busy and not the best place to tow a caravan and we were set up and enjoying lunch by 1.00 pm. We had a relaxing afternoon and later walked up to Bamford Edge for some photography for my degree. I am putting together a portfolio of images on the theme of water for my next assignment and wanted a shot of Ladybower reservoir from Bamford Edge. Typically, as we parked the car on Bamford Moor the sky, already clouding over, darkened even more and it began to spit with rain. Having come this far we persevered and I grabbed some insurance shots. It was very pleasant though to retire to the site for a cosy evening in the van and of course by now it was beer o'clock!!
The next morning dawned fine and soon any clouds drifted away and it turned warm and sunny allowing us to enjoy coffee outside. It wasn't long before Lin and Peter arrived and after an al fresco lunch Peter and I once more set off for Bamford Edge. This time the sun continued to grace us with its presence and the light was clear and interesting. The edge is perched high above the village of Bamford and Ladybower Reservoir, giving excellent views across to Kinder Scout, Derwent Edge and Bleaklow. It is a favourite playground for rock climbers and the cliffs were busy with their rock gymnastics. Despite been very windy, images were captured and it was soon time to return once more to the site for a BBQ and, of course, it was beer o'clock again.
An excellent weekend.