Kinder walk and a sunrise

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

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

Kinder route map

Walked from Upper Booth over Kinder Scout and back down Jacob"s ladder (8 miles)

http://youtu.be/8jGhabP4R2o?hd=1

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!

http://youtu.be/4fAWLx86-n0

At Kinder Low the views are impressive as are the rock formations - definitely one to come back to at sunrise!

http://youtu.be/yczAA6TJoWc

 

Edale Valley at sunrise Edale valley