Hoar frost in the Lathkill Dale 1
printed on Giclée Epson Semi-Gloss
One of three photos taken in the early morning of a really chilly December day in the Lathkill Dale and the hoar frost had settled with a vengeance, covering much of the vegetation in white clothing. The Lathkill Dale is one of the Peak National Park’s most beautiful dales, the River Lathkill having relentlessly carved its way through the limestone scenery over years without number. It is this bedrock of carboniferous limestone that gives the region its name - the White Peak. Situated in the Derbyshire Dales, UK, the Peak District was the first area in England to be given the formal status of national park. The river issues forth from the mouth of a cave in the dale and in the hot summer months it invariably disappears underground, only to reappear with the autumn and winter rains. In this image the river is in full flow as it winds its way through the dale.