Dave B

Dave B

Posted on 10/25/2015

Photo taken on October 22, 2015


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River Churnet
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Dane Valley

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Cloud above the southern Pennines

Cloud above the southern Pennines
Turning to the left from the previous shot on my photostream. enables you to look northwards over the more gentle hills of the southern Pennines. The foreground as far as the first ridge is part of the northern-most reaches of Staffordshire (the southern end rubs shoulders with Birmingham) most of the rest is Cheshire. The definite peak is Shutlingslow, the dark skyline to its left is the top of Macclesfield Forest whilst the distant peak to its right is Shining Tor, Cheshire's highest ground. The valley coming in from the left is the Dane Valley which continues immediately behind that front ridge (the river is the county boundary) whilst the valley below Shutlingslow is Wildboarclough.

For geographers, it may be of interest that a line drawn along that first ridge from the right to a point below the line from Shutlingslow and then drawn across to the right lower corner (forming a rough triangle,) is the watershed of England. Waters from those distant hills and the left foreground all drain into the River Mersey and then the Irish Sea at Liverpool whilst water from that lower right triangle drains into the River Churnet, Trent and out to the North Sea at Spurn Point.

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