SKETCHBOOK: Froggatt Edge

Sketching at Froggatt Edge Peak District, local Sheffield artist Sian Vernon

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.

Photos of Froggatt Edge, Peak District

SKETCHBOOK: Little Moor, Hathersage

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!

Sketch of Winyard's Nick from Little Moor, near Hathersage in the Peak District
Sketch of Over Owler Tor and Millstone Edge from Little Moor, near Hathersage in the Peak District

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.

SKETCHBOOK: Owler Tor, Longshaw

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).

Lonshaw estate and owelr tor photos

SKETCHBOOK: Longshaw in November

Hathersage Moor, Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap sketched from Boggart View at Longshaw
Hathersage Moor, Over Owler Tor and Mother Cap from Boggart View at Longshaw
Higger Tor sketch from outside Longshaw Lodge
Higger Tor from outside Longshaw Lodge
Sketching autumnal trees from Boggart View at Longshaw
Autumnal trees from Boggart View at Longshaw

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.

Photos of the wonderful autumn colours at Longshaw Estate

SKETCHBOOK: Ashopton to White Tor

Autumn at the Upper Derwent Valley towards Derwent Edge

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.

Sketches from my Derwent Edge walkSketching the Hurkling Stones

Walking route, Ashopton Viaduct to White Tor