Spring 2018 saw a change of travel camera, and several long walks in the countryside near Chatsworth House. I started at Baslow. Within a few weeks, I’d fallen in love with the Derbyshire Dales area of the Peak District National Park.
I think that it reminds me of the Yorkshire Dales. It has more trees, rolling hills and stone barns. And it is much more lush and less bleak than the High Peak and Dark Peak.
And, aside from Chatsworth House itself, there is a distinct absence of “quaint” tea shops. There are fewer “historic market towns” too!
Later on, I made a point of staying in the region, in order to better explore it. But, for now, please look at a few moody monochrome images I made from that first hike.