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26th August 2016

A visit to Ramshaw Rocks, Staffordshire.
I found this location in the August 2016 edition of "Outdoor Photography" and as it is only about 35 miles from home we thought it worth exploring. Jenny prepared a picnic for our evening meal and we organised tea/coffee, however we forgot to take something to boil the water in! A stop at the camping shop on the outskirts of Ashbourne to purchase a kettle rectified that. Parking was easy in a lay-by within a few hundred yards of the rocks and a steady climb took us to the top with great views over Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire, with distant views further into Wales. August is the best time to see the wonderful pinkish, lavender, bluish type colour of the Heather and the evening light showed it at its best, earlier in the month and it would have been even better. The sunset itself was disappointing the sun going into cloud before it disappeared behind "The Roaches", the prominent rock gritstone ridge close-by. Definitely a place we will return to.

Ramshaw Rocks.
Ramshaw Rocks.
Evening Light on the Heather, at Ramshaw Rocks.
Evening Light on the Heather, at Ramshaw Rocks.
Sunset over "The Roaches".
Sunset over "The Roaches".