Photography at Curbar Edge

Having just about thawed our fingers and toes out from walking on Curbar Edge, we thought we’d share some of the pictures.  Curbar Edge is located in what’s known as the Dark Peak part of the Peak District, with a predominance of Millstone Grit as opposed to limestone of the White Peak.   The Edge is a promontory ridge of Gritstone which is slowly eroding into the valley below.  The size of some of the eroding blocks is quite awe inspiring, though thankfully nothing broke off whilst we were there!  Without further ado, piccies:

Curbar Edge 2

Curbar Edge 2

Above is the view along the Edge itself, or at least the beginning of it.

Curbar Edge 3

Curbar Edge 3

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Curbar Edge 1

Curbar Edge 1

.With the Edge at your back, the moorland is flat and deep with autumn colour

looking away fron the Edge

looking away fron the Edge

Looking down over the edge, and you can see the huge rocks which have already broken off:

into the valley

into the valley

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gritstone2

gritstone2

Across the valley the river sparkles in the low sun

river valley 2

river valley 2

The wind tugs at our clothes and snatches our breath, you can see the effect of wind and rain on the stone itself:

gritstone erosion

gritstone erosion

Tiny quartz pebbles are also visible in the gritstone:

gritstone3

gritstone3

Where the moorland meets the stone of the Edge standing water creates puddles and pools:

Moss is prevalent here, growing over the stones and walls:

And a few from Tiro (click thumbnails for more big):

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