Tom Hodgson Photography presents a selection of images from England’s most accessible outdoor destination, the Peak District is known and loved by millions for rich experiences offering relaxation, inspiration and adventure. Discover and experience a place of contrasts and hidden gems, full of ancient customs, local food, rural traditions, festivals and events. An area of stunning natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers and valleys, reservoirs, springs and caverns, with at its heart the Peak District National Park. Spanning four English counties in the heart of the country, the area is home to dozens of fascinating market towns & pretty villages, world famous attractions, heritage sites and breathtaking landscapes.
January’s image is a winter sunrise taken from the start of the Great Ridge, you can see the early morning mist settling in the Hope Valley.
February’s image is the view looking back across Bamford Edge towards the village of Bamford with a ridge or cloud catching the late evening sun.
March’s image is taken from just below Back Tor looking along the path towards Mam Tor with the Edale Valley to the right and the Hope Valley to the left.
April’s image is an intense sunrise looking down over Castleton and the Hope Valley from just below Mam Tor.
May’s image is set in the Manifold Valley and is of a natural cavern known as Thor’s Cave.
June’s image is a summer sunset of reflections on Ladybower Reservoir and is one of my most treasured places to photograph.
July’s image is the view towards the Peveril Castle taken from Cavedale. Peveril Castle is situated in the aptly named village of Castleton.
August’s image is the uninterrupted moorland view from Crow Chin looking back over the Moscar Moors towards Winhill Pike.
September’s image is a view from Millstone Edge looking down into the village of Hathersage with some amazing God Rays (also known as Crepuscular rays) bathing the Hope Valley in light.
October’s image is the view from Jarvis Clough looking out over Ladybower Reservoir with Priddock Woods in the foreground and Winhill Pike in the distance to the left.
November’s image is of the sunset taken from above the Salt Cellar on Derwent Edge looking back over the moorlands and the top of Ladybower Reservoir.
December’s image is a photo of some heavy snowfall in Chatsworth Park, this bench sits at the side of the River Derwent and I wasn’t the first person here but this view just seemed to have something about it with the disturbed bench and the sunrise steam from the water.