Early Autumn and Sunsets
Mam Tor – High Peak

The autumn colours are finally starting to pop, and with this, in mind, we took a trip to a local photography hub of Mam Tor in the Peak District. Its often been said by other landscape photographers you should only go to photograph on Mam Tor during the week or quiet times because it’s that busy. Its true, we took the short 30mins drive over from Stockport and parked in the Mam Nick carpark, after a trip down and back up Winnats Pass, just to see the landslide affected road and snap some comedy pictures. The laybys and other parking zones were packed, we luckily got a spot in Man Nick carpark and started the short but steep climb to the summit.

Craig Pickerill Mam Tor

Sheep on the side of Mam Tor

Sheep and Landslide

We arrived a good 30 mins before sunset and kept ourselves amused shooting sheep but at this point, the group of photographers on the side of the hill looking down to the road to Edale was close to 20, and as the sun slowly set this number rose to 40.

Sunset and Road to Edale MamTor

Sunset Mountain Hill Side MamTor

Golden Light

Its a truly magical spot and it won’t be the last time I photography, I’m closely watching the weather for a hard sharp frost and I’ll be straight up to shoot sun rise.