12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Winnat’s Pass

PUBLISHED: 00:00 23 February 2018

Velvet Sunset, Winnats Pass by Sean Nolan

Velvet Sunset, Winnats Pass by Sean Nolan


One of the most breath-taking views in the country

When you read about the history of Winnat’s Pass, you come to realise that the beautiful landscape in this area is 350 million years in the making.

For many years it was thought that the pass was what remained of a giant cavern whose roof had caved in, however it is widely regarded that the pass was once an underwater ravine.

The hill pass and limestone gorge was once part of a sea bed of a tropical sea, we know this because the limestone is abundant with the fossils of sea creatures that were typical of this era.

The name is a corruption of ‘wind gates’ and in recent years it has become one of the places to visit when exploring the Peak District, be it for cycling, walking or photography.

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