• Brun Clough Reservoir and Millstone Edge, Standedge

    These images from Standedge and Millstone Edge on Marsden Moor were taken near sunset on 14th March 2016. Below: HDR panorama, Sigma 8-16mm lens on a Pentax K3 body. This is Brun Clough Reservoir at the top of Standedge Cutting, where the road goes over the top of the Pennines and then drops down from Saddleworth towards Marsden. It was built to provide water for the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and was completed in 1811. The reservoir has previously been called the Standedge Reservoir or the Floating Light Reservoir, named after the lights used by workers constructing the Standedge Tunnel, which runs immediately below the reservoir. There was a pub nearby, also called the Floating Light.…

  • The Pennine Way at Millstone Edge, Standedge

    I was pleased, yesterday, when the postie brought me a package. It turned out not to be a birthday present, but instead was the Pentax 16-50 DA* lens, which had packed in at Whitby in November and has been about three months away for repair. The repair cost an arm and a leg and included a new motor, so I was keen to try it out and make sure everything was working fine. Luckily, this morning was fine and sunny. We decided that we would go out for lunch to the Church Inn near Saddleworth Church before going for a walk with cameras. My husband likes the beer at the Church…

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