Evening on the Pass

Evening on the Pass - Landscape Photography
A fine spring evening on Winnats Pass as Hope Valley retreats into shadow.

Winnat's Pass forms the northern limit of the White Peak, as the carboniferous limestone dips under the shale and gritstone of Mam Tor and the Dark Peak jsut beyond this point.

The pass' odd name is thought to derive from a corruption of 'Wind Gate'.

There are two theories of how the pass formed. One that it was originally a cave, which the roof collapsed in on. The second beign that it was originally a gully in a coral reef during the the rock's formation.

It is easy to forget that this was once an area of industry and mines, tunnels and caverns run through the hills. Nearby is the Blue John Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern, Odin Mine, Speedwell Cavern and Peak Cavern. The hillsides are littered with old mine shafts and spoil heaps.

The pass is also reputed to be haunted by a run-away couple who were ambushed by miners in the pass, then robbed and murdered.

Gardoms Edge Spring Evening

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