12 photographs that capture the true beauty of Winnat's Pass
PUBLISHED: 00:00 23 February 2018
One of the most breath-taking views in the country
Winnat's Pass photography
Hope valley from Winnats Pass by John Varley
Mam Tor From Winnats Pass by Andy Hemingway
Misty Sunrise at Winnats Pass by Keith Meredith
Spring Sunset On WInnats Pass by Andy Hemingway
The Wind Gate by Andy Hemingway
Velvet Sunset, Winnats Pass by Sean Nolan
Winnats Pass by Andy Hemingway
Winnats Pass by David Wright
Winnats Pass by Martin Hollingworth
Winnats Pass by Sally Outram
Winnats Pass in late summer by Peter Murray
Winnats Pass sunrise by John Varley
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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