Stuff I saw – Upper Padley

Bank holidays are a boring public holiday in the United Kingdom, traditionally spent in traffic, while it’s raining.

@Conzey5000 wanted to do something, and I wanted to shoot. After debating on taking the train to the coast or Matlock. We decided on hope valley, catching the Manchester train from Sheffield for ten minutes and getting off at Grindleford station.

Padley gorge is a short walk from the station. We spent a long time shooting the water. Parts of the surrounding forest are really old and deep green. I setup several pinhole shots with my modified holga that I could use for coursework, while using my xpro1 for the shots below.

We ventured out of the gorge to look at surprise view, but the weather turned bad. We should have turned back when we saw people running down as we were walking up. It pissed it down so bad, Connor decided to eat his dinner under a rock/tor, so I joined him.

When we got off the hill it stopped raining, the sun came out, and people were eating ice cream in the car park.


Stuff I saw – Upper Padley