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The Mandarin Duck is somewhat of a success story along the River Derwent in Derbyshire. Although not a native British Duck it’s now breeding in the wild and expanding it’s range in different parts of the country. Many were escapees from various private waterfowl collections many years ago. They are very striking in appearance, especially

The River Derwent in Derbyshire is one of the best rivers to find Dippers. They are quite common and breed along many different stretches of the river and it’s smaller tributaries.

Froggatt Bridge in Derbyshire September 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 by

It’s very difficult to get in a good position to photograph this lovely old 17th Century bridge as it’s on a bend in the river and it’s mostly on private ground. This shot is taken from the banking just off the public footpath that runs on both sides of the river as far as the

Baslow Edge in Derbyshire September 2017

Monday, 09 October 2017 by

There are three Limestone Edges above the village of Calver where I live. Froggatt Edge, Curbar Edge and Baslow Edge.  This photo taken in late summer while walking on Baslow Edge is also one of my favourite views. It’s also a spectacular walk at anytime of the year.

After several unsuccessful visits to Curbar Edge to get a nice sunset picture I was finally rewarded with this shot taken in June 2017. 

Curbar Edge in Derbyshire August 2017

Sunday, 08 October 2017 by

This is just one of the paths leading onto Curber Edge in Derbyshire. It always looks stunning but especially in August when the Heather is in bloom and looking it’s best. It lies between Baslow Edge on one side and Froggatt Edge on the other. It sits high above the villages of Curbar, Calver and

Froggatt Edge in Derbyshire May 2017

Sunday, 08 October 2017 by

This is my favourite view of Froggatt Edge. It was taken from the public footpath through the meadow in Calver which runs alongside the River Derwent where the views are excellent.

Throughout August 2017 and into early September 2017 the Heather on the hills of Derbyshire was absolutely stunning. In mid August the Heather was really at it’s best and most colourful, the best I have seen for several years. This particular shot was taken on the beautiful Longshaw Estate in Derbyshire.

Throughout August 2017 and into early September 2017 the Heather on the hills of Derbyshire was absolutely stunning. In mid August the Heather was really at it’s best and most colourful, the best I have seen for several years. This particular shot was taken on the beautiful Baslow Edge in Derbyshire.

Throughout August 2017 and into early September 2017 the Heather on the hills of Derbyshire was absolutely stunning. In mid August the Heather was really at it’s best and most colourful, the best I have seen for several years. This particular shot was taken on the beautiful Longshaw Estate in Derbyshire which is owned by

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