Bamford Edge, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England
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Peak District National Park
This spectacular overhang of gritstone rock in Derbyshire, England, offers some of the best views in the Peak District National Park, one of the UK’s most visited parks. At more than 420 metres in elevation, Bamford Edge is popular with climbers who find the coarse rock provides crucial handholds in tricky spots. But you can walk up here as well, to enjoy amazing sunsets and take photographs from rocks jutting out over the wooded valley and reservoir below. Those imposing sheer rock walls soften a little in the warmer months, when they bloom with heather and provide a nesting site for ring ouzel birds.