This view of Ladybower Reservoir from Crook Hill always looks wonderful, with the iconic arches of the Ashopton viaduct reflected in the water, but especially so at sunrise. I’m definitely more a sunset girl than a sunrise girl, but every time I make the effort to get out of my cosy bed and walk out into the dark, cold, pre-dawn hills, I never regret it. This morning was just sensational. There was a thin layer of frost on the grass and a plume of mist clinging to the water. As the sun rose, just inching over the hill, all was silent, except for the noise of the very tiny lambs waking up and a couple of curlews swooping and calling. The sunlight touched, the mist turned gold and the frost melted away. Such a magical sight to witness, and certainly a morning I’m glad I didn’t miss.
Peak District Images | Ladybower Reservoir | Sunrise