Less than 24 Hours in the Peak District – Mam Tor and Stanage Edge

One great thing about living in Manchester is that the Peak District is right on our doorstep. You would think that I would spend every weekend there but actually I was overdue a trip back as my last one was in January to see Chrome Hill covered in snow.

Tyler was away for work one weekend and I finally had some spare time to myself so I grabbed my camera, van and good friend Fareez, gave ourselves 24 hours and just like that we were off on a mini adventure to the Peaks.

First stop was Stanage Edge for sunset. We pulled up around 7pm, cooked up some dinner then started our leisurely stroll to the top. If you’re visiting the Peaks on the weekend there will always be crowds of people, luckily enough as the light dimmed the climbers, dog walkers and other photographers slowly disappeared and we were left with a stunning purple haze for company.

That night we stopped in a lay by just off Mam Tor and eventually got to sleep around midnight. Getting up at 4am hurt but we had an easy enough walk to the top, unfortunately though we were beaten by other photo enthusiasts to see first light. Once we were happy with the shots we got hunger decided to kick in so we called it and and headed back to the van for brekkie. By this point it was still before 9am and feeling as though we should be getting the most out of our time here we made a quick pitstop by Cave Dale in Castleton before finally heading back home.

Rest assured we made the most out of the time we had and if you had less that 24 hours in the Peak District, this is how you should spend it.

 

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