Fairbrook Naze, Kinder Scout, Peak District, UK

Headed up onto Kinder Scout on Monday in readiness for sunset. Kinder is a plateau which is the highest point of the Peak District. Parked at Hayfield and headed up William Clough onto the plateau then around to Kinder Downfall (impressive waterfall landmark). It was really overcast with no sign of light hitting the landscape.

So after a while I set off to the Edge (the northern edge of the plateau). I knew the position of the sun would make this a good place to be if the sunset happened. Took a short cut across the the peat bog and moorland. Relatively short section. The OS map showed that the contours were dropping away from me and I had my compass. Still, you need to be very, very careful. People do get lost when the weather rolls in. And those deep peat groughs can be very disorientating.

Anyway, I reached the Edge and headed East to Fairbrook Naze. Altough there was still no light reaching the landscape, this rock was still glowing red a little. I could see a break in the cloud behind me and Manchester was being bathed in light. So I had to wait an hour and sure enough, when the sun dropped below the cloud, the light was spectacular. A fabulous sunset followed and I snapped away as I headed West eventually reaching the car in darkness.

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