An overcast start but soon the sun burns through the mist and drawing becomes so much easier. One morning 4 weeks ago the hills were covered with snow, but today I can settle down to draw in comfort on the moors above Hathersage, with ravens, a merlin and of course frolicsome lambs for company. Bliss.
I passed by Carl Wark Iron Age hill fort (above,
on the right) last autumn when I set out on my walk into the Peak
District from Sheffield and after doing so many drawings at Ladybower
I decided it was about time I came back here to draw.
The bulk of Win Hill with it's little peak on the top, like a party hat, looms ahead of me, backlit by the soft misty light. The lane I'm driving along, heading down to Ladybower is lined with beeches just coming into leaf.
Richard Bell, email@example.com