Lawrence Field, Peak District
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The open landscape of Lawrence field means that it lack s the drama of many of the locations that I’ve visited. But in the right conditions this calm, pastoral vista can produce great images. The sky and light are the keys to getting good shots in this location, so look for dramatic sunsets or clouds.
There are a few isolated tress dotted around the landscape that make good focal points for your images. Then you have the choice of rocks or foliage to use in the foreground, depending on when you visit. The rocks are more visible in the winter, late autumn or early spring. While the heathers and other flowering plants will be more likely in late spring and summer.
If you visit and the light and weather aren’t playing ball you can walk down into the valley to the wooded area around Burbage Brook, where you will find some small waterfalls surrounded a beautiful ancient wood.
There are many parking areas around this area of the Peak District. For the field you will find a large car park on the A6187, just outside Hathersage. But if you want to visit the wood and Burbage Brook you can park on the B6521, and walk down to a small bridge to cross the stream.