The Dragon and the Flame

Parkhouse Hill, known locally as the Dragon's Back, is the remains of an ancient coral atoll from when the Peak District was the floor of a tropical sea.

This is taken from the neighbouring Chrome Hill just as the sun lifted above the murk.


I'm obviously over the moon that this image was chosen as the overall winner in the #NP70Moments competition run by The Campaign for National Parks - the only charity who look after all the national parks in England and Wales - and National Parks UK. 

A fantastic set of images were shortlisted, and you can see them all in this article on their website.

The BBC also ran a short feature on the competition and I had the pleasure returning to Chrome & Parkhouse Hill to talk to their reporter, Dave Guest.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their very kind words and feedback since the result was announced. It was a fantastic (but slightly bonkers) day or two, but it's been great to hear from so many folk - both people I already knew and those I didn't. Many thanks!

Edit: March 23rd 2019 - I was invited for a live interview on Sky News about the image and the competition too!

Overall Winner of the #NP70Moments Campaign for National Parks 70th Anniversary Competition

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