Middle Peak Quarry, Derbyshire.

There is long a history of quarrying and mining on this site in Wirksworth Derbyshire . Lead was mined here for about 2000 years, until the lead began to run out when the site changed to a limestone quarry. In the summer time  the lagoons are popular with bathers, however at some point in 2015 the water was dyed black to deter people from swimming there. This was also the case at The Blue Lagoon at Buxton, however on a recent visit the colour has returned to blue.

They call it the Blue Lagoon, and people come from far and wide to cool off in its clear waters.
Yet the flooded former quarry is so polluted that its contents are almost as toxic as bleach.
Signs close to the shoreline warn that not only is the water known to contain abandoned cars, dead animals and human waste, but it has a pH level of 11.3 – compared with 12.6 for bleach and 11.5 for ammonia.

These images make up part of a project about abandoned quarries in the midlands.

Drone Safe Register…

I’m now a proud member of the Drone Safe Register.

Drone Safe Register™ provides UK Drone Hire and a searchable national database containing the contact details and profiles of trained, qualified and insured drone pilots who are available for hire within the UK / ROI.

Any drone pilot receiving payment for aerial work is legally required to have CAA / IAA permission and valid commercial insurance. DSR has made the process of finding and hiring a legal drone pilot quick and easy. By ensuring that your drone pilot has their DSR pilot card, you can rest assured that you are employing the services of an approved drone pilot who operates in accordance with UK/ ROI drone laws.

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So the last few weeks have been rather busy, totally out of the blue I received two phone calls within the space of 1/2 hour regarding property photography, both with the drone and also interior photographs.

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Flashback Friday…

Stanton Moor as seen from 300ft above Barn Farm Campsite at Birchover Derbyshire.




Stanton Moor is a small upland area in the Derbyshire Peak District of central and northern England, lying between Matlock and Bakewell near the villages of Birchover and Stanton-in-Peak. It is known for its megaliths – particularly the Nine Ladies stone circle – and for its natural, wind-eroded sandstone pillars.

Nine Ladies Stone Circle.


Looking back over the summer…

So today I have been editing some images from over the past few months and also tidying up my computer and just having a general sort out and back up of everything.
This image was taken back in May at Barn Farm Campsite, Birchover in The Peak District.

Reception and amenities at Barn Farm Campsite.

The Sculpture Lounge…

I spent Saturday 15th September filming and photographing with David from Black Hill Creative at the Sculpture Lounge at Holmbridge Mill in Holmbridge, West Yorkshire.
The Sculpture Lounge is a creative hub for professional Yorkshire-based artists.
It is renowned for it’s leading contemporary sculpture, drawing and painting. The spacious well-lit classrooms are host to a series of exciting and thought-provoking masterclasses each year.