Its looking like the weather is going to be fairly decent this weekend - so i want to get out and do a bit of landscape photography.

I live near Derby in the UK, and am willing to travel about 1.5 hours.

Can anyone suggest any decent locations in the area preferably with an example and / or google map link?

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    How about the entire Peak District? – ElendilTheTall Jul 28 '12 at 16:02
  • well yes... but i was looking for something a bit more specific than an area of several hundred square miles... I'd need a damn wide angle lens to fit the whole peak district in! – Digital Lightcraft Jul 28 '12 at 19:32
  • My point is, point your camera anywhere in the Peak District and you have a great landscape! Try Stanage Edge, go for the sunset. – ElendilTheTall Jul 29 '12 at 10:54

Cannock Chase has some nice landscapes as does Kinver Edge. I've also heard good things about the Lickey Hills, though I've never been.

Both Kinver and Cannock are probably Spring/Summer only places, though you can probably get some nice snow-clad landscapes from the Lickey Hills. Just a little bit further afield, you can go to the Forest of Dean, which is stunningly beautiful, at least in the summer.


Not a specific answer, but try using the Flickr map search feature. Point it roughly where you want to shoot, search for something generic (landscape, sunset etc.). It will give you great ideas for shoot locations and the sort of shots you can get from there.

Example search of "Landscape" north west of Derby.

  • For these kids of questions to be useful, I think we really do need specific answers from people with knowledge of the destination in question. We could have a separate generic "how do I find good locations for a landscape shoot?" where answers like this might fit. – mattdm Nov 17 '12 at 16:03

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