Low Autumn Sun

A view of the Derwent Valley from Derwent Edge.

Sometimes the day works out better than you expect.  The forecast last weekend was for low clouds and showers.  That’s certainly how the day started out, but by the time I’d walked up to the edges and tors above the Derwent Valley a low autumn sun had broken through to create one of the best days I’ve had in the Peak District.  The sun combined with a haze to produce bright, golden light, stark shadows and the landscape fading into white the further away you looked.

That was Saturday and the forecast for Sunday was initially for dry weather, intermittent sun shine and a gentle breeze.  I went to bed on Saturday hopeful that I would be able to go climbing and have a day a bit like Saturday.  By the time I woke up on Sunday it had become rain and mist, and my chance of bouldering was gone.  It was a bit disappointing, but then that’s the sort of weather I’m used to getting when I try to go climbing.  I’m really pleased that I got that autumn sun for one day.

Trees near the High Neb area of Stanage.

5 thoughts on “Low Autumn Sun

  • Particularly fine photographs! So glad that the Saturday worked out well; a shame that the Sunday weather was less helpful, but a splendid misty picture . . . . Till next time . . . Diana

    On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 8:12 PM the Severe climber wrote:

    > the Severe climber posted: ” Sometimes the day works out better than you > expect. The forecast last weekend was for low clouds and showers. That’s > certainly how the day started out, but by the time I’d walked up to the > edges and tors above the Derwent Valley a low autumn sun had” >

  • The Salt Cellar looks ace – I’d have no idea how to climb it though! Lovely, atmospheric photos there. I like a day on the moors – I’ll miss our old moors above my old village where I used to live – there aren’t any at all around here. But we have hills instead pretty near so I’m not complaining…

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