Plan enough time
The Peak District is deceptively large, meaning it’s important to prioritise and plan accordingly. The light can be usable throughout the day on hazy winter days, but it’s often too harsh on a bright summers day, meaning early mornings or late evenings are best to capture that beautiful golden light.
Prepare for the conditions
In some remote or high areas, the conditions can change in the blink of an eye from bright sunshine to thick fog, howling winds and persistent rain. Ensure you’re suitably prepared at all times, with suitable protection for your camera and equipment, a sturdy tripod and warm, waterproof clothing. Prepare in advance by checking the forecast and take maps and GPS devices if travelling far in remote areas. Heavy snow can lead to numerous road closures, so it’s advised you don’t head out if heavy snowfall is forecast for when you’re away from the car.