Favourite, Secret, Miniature Mountain – Parkhouse Hill

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a mountain as: “a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable”.

Parkhouse & Chrome Hill, Peak District
Parkhouse & Chrome Hill, Peak District

At only 360m high and prominence of 35m, Parkhouse Hill doesn’t register on the scale … but if we twist our man made rules, and allow shape, and form, and beauty to count, surely this small hill in the Derbyshire Peak District would be one of the best of the lot!!

Parkhouse Hill, Peak District
Parkhouse Hill, Peak District

This mountain in miniature, and it’s neighbour Chrome Hill, are not listed in any of my guide books and thus remained a secret, hidden from me, until a chance encounter, searching for landscapes to photograph closer to home. Now discovered, I can’t wait to return.

Parkhouse Hill, Peak District
Parkhouse Hill, Peak District

Taken with a Sigma Merrill DP3.

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