The famous MAM TOR GATE viewpoint is revered by photographers who yearn to take that unbelievable Peak District sunrise shot, preferably with a temperature inversion and the Hope Valley filled with mist. Located just 15 minutes' easy walk from a lay-by on the Mam Nick road that descends to Barber Booth and Edale, there is often a queue of photographers wanting their piece of the Mam Tor Gate pie, especially at weekends so be warned.
However, go up on a midweek morning (very) early and you can sometimes be the only photographer there, I know, luckily, I've been that photographer on several occasions. The outright copyright of one of my Mam Tor Gate photographs has been purchased by VisitBritain, the official tourist board, for marketing purposes. The same image won a national competition organised by Pork Farms for a TV campaign called 'Hidden Gems' and also was runner-up in the weekly Wex photo competition. I've been lucky enough to sell many prints of another image that I took on the same morning just a few seconds after it and it's available right now.
So may I present to you my award-winning selection of Mam Tor images, taken in all seasons, all weathers and more often than not at sunrise. It's definitely the best time of day for photographing this wonderful part of the Peak District. Enjoy and if you do visit I hope you get the shot but, please, leave only footprints, thank you!
Prints, canvasses, framed prints and downloads all available (even high-res files suitable for producing huge adhesive wall vinyls) - simply click any photograph for full information.