**..Winnats - interior detail..**

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The 'Winnats pass'..... in medieval times was a gateway into the fortified village of ..'Castleton'../.. Now it is the only route out of the western end of the Hope Valley.../...Once thought to be a collapsed cavern - but now known to be formed from Carboniferous limestone – fossilised coral reef - laid down in a shallow sea some 280-300 million years ago...........beer was much cheaper at that time....Dj...

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Comments (9)

Kenny Wharton on January 27, 2013

I think you have misplaced your pin. Thats not Castleton its Tibet!



G Lokey on February 1, 2013

Nice one, Dave, meant to go out in the snow and gets some pics but never quite got round to it!!! Cheers, GL

david g Johnson on February 1, 2013

Kenny...I like a bit of a drive...so I went to Castleton via Lhasa.... Nice to hear from you ...Cheers from Dave..

david g Johnson on February 1, 2013

Thanks..Geoff...and..howdy.....yes the snow had already fallen from the trees so I nipped out to get what was left...it was a dull murky day...but now or never....all the best ..from Dave..

CarlStaffanHolmer on February 14, 2013


It almost looks like a glacier!


David Brown Photogra… on February 20, 2013

Cripes.... but thats not the Winnats I knew and loved David - you would need an ice axe to get up and down there by the looks of it.

Is that the wife you sent up ahead of ya?

Best wishes from the other David in North Carolina

david g Johnson on February 20, 2013

Yes the pass does appear most uncharacteristic here due to a grim day...and a fine dusting of the white stuff......Folks wonder how I get the wife up there....
I use a whip...!!
Cheers from the Uk.....Dj.

Herb Riddle on March 23, 2013

A familiar spot DJ and a very nice take from you here. Great shot looking almost like a monochrome. Yes it can be cool up on these hills. Thanks for the interesting info too. Like

Cheers, Herb

david g Johnson on March 23, 2013

Thanks Herb ...for taking a look see.....and the compliment....The snow scene probably looks just the same today...as it did last January..!!.......Cheers from ....Dj.

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