Some of my sketches from Over Owler Tor – an imposing, fortress-like gritstone rock formation above the Surprise View near Hathersage in the Derbyshire Peak District.
A fresh Spring walk along Froggatt Edge from the Grouse Inn towards Curbar, a quick stop to sketch some of the lovely rock formations on Froggatt Edge, then back along White Edge.
A couple of sketchbook pages I forgot to post from February. These were drawn from Little Moor on the road from Ringinglow to Hathersage. The first is of Winyard’s Nick and the second of Over Owler Tor and the start/end of Millstone Edge. I decided to exaggerate the purple and lime green!
It’s hard to believe these photos were taken in February. As I was sitting with my back against the wall in the sunshine, a stoat, looking completely out of place in its white winter coat, popped its head out about 3 meters away, looked at me and hopped off up the field.
A sunny Spring walk on the Longshaw Estate with a quick stop to sketch Owler Tor. If you’re travelling along the A6187 from Sheffield/Fox House towards Hathersage, this gritstone tor is on your left hand side, opposite the Surprise View car park.
I’m really enjoying sketching with these Derwent Inktense watercolour blocks at the moment (affiliate link from Jacksons).
Saw a lot of colours in the landscape while I was out sketching at Ladybower! I’ve titled this Ladybower and Derwent Edge but I think that’s Whinstone Lee Tor and Lead Hill that I’ve sketched in the background. Feel free to correct me on that.
Short circular walk from Upper Burbage Bridge, down the valley, following the brook to Burbage Plantation under Higger Tor, stopping to do a couple of sketches, then back along Green Drive.
I really loved the gorgeous muted autumnal colours at Longshaw Estate on my walk last week. I stopped to do a few sketches en route.
Three hour walk from Ashopton Viaduct to White Tor, taking in the spectacular autumnal views of Ladybower and the upper Derwent Valley, marvelling at the rays of sun breaking through the clouds behind Win Hill, and exploring some of the rugged gritstone tors. Encountered more grouse than I have ever seen before, a huge flock of redwing (possibly fieldfares), some kind of raptor having a rest on a telegraph pole and a pair crows of course.