Chrome Hill & Environs

First hike of the year. I chose wet, misty and practically gale force conditions to ascend Chrome Hill – a limestone reef knoll – and then continue in a big arc around the local area. Worth the effort of striding up through the mist, though it was pretty slippery up on those knife-edge rocks. Once the mist had cleared, the sun opened up to give that spectacular light you only ever see in the Peak District or Yorkshire Dales.

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Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. The light and the greens are surrealist! 

  2. I can assure you that they were very real. 🙂

  3. Great pictures: We climbed Chrome Hill last July – not that
    it particularly high or difficult, but it’s an interesting walk down the spine
    of the hill. Trouble was it rained incessantly on the day we went (though I did
    get some interesting pictures).

  4. Nice! I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I’d actually have been able to see much. What should have been simple enough was horrible in places. No matter how good your boots, they’re useless on wet rocks! There was a bit nearby the sycamore tree halfway up which was like a swamp, too.