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 Peaks Workshop 


Equipment for this workshop

What to bring:

  • Your camera, fully charged battery and spare batteries if you have them.

  • Battery Charger if attending more than one day

  • Additional memory card(s) in case required

  • Remote Release Cable to take shots without touching the camera.

  • Any lenses are suitable - zooms, wide-angle and macro

  • Tripod (essential) 

  • Sensible footwear – it can sometimes be muddy, wet and sticky underfoot so walking boots or trainers with good grip 

  • A large sandwich bag and an elastic band to wrap around your camera and lens if we have light rain

  • A kneeling mat or dustbin liner to put on the ground if you want to kneel or crouch down for ground-level shots

  • Water, snacks or whatever you need for the event duration

  • Raincoats or equivalent – we might catch a shower!

  • Notebook/Paper and pen for note-taking in throughout the workshop

  • Laptops are not required though you may wish to bring one if you feel you want to download and review your shots after each day

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Your Guides 


Martin - MH Photography
Landscape Photographer with a fantastic eye for that woodland image

Steve Stain - Stain Photography
Landscape Photographer - Good all rounder 

The Roaches (from the French les roches - the rocks) is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Staffordshire Peak District of England. The ridge with its rock formations rises steeply to 505 m (1,657 ft).[1]

Along with Ramshaw Rocks and Hen Cloud, from Old English Henge Clud, meaning "steep rock", they form a gritstone escarpment, which is popular with hikersrock climbers and freerunners. It is often very busy especially at weekends.

The Roaches Estate was purchased by the Peak District National Park Authority in the 1980s to safeguard the area from adverse development. From May 2013 Staffordshire Wildlife Trust took on the management of the Roaches Estate.

In clear conditions, it is possible to see much of Cheshire and views stretching as far as Snowdon in Wales and Winter Hill in Lancashire.

The Roaches are the most prominent part of a curving ridge which extends for several miles from Hen Cloud in the south to Back Forest and Hangingstone in the northwest. At the top there is a small pool called Doxey Pool that is, according to legend, inhabited by a water spirit. Nearby are the broad hills of Gun and Morridge.

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