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Calendar 2016

This is the third year when we have produced an Eastern Moors Calendar. In the first year this was produced solely for Eastern Moors volunteers. This proved so popular that the second year's calendar was made available to everyone and sold out very quickly. For 2016 we have increased the print run once again. If you would like copies then please contact Eastern Moors for full details.
All photographs were taken by enthusiasts who volunteer for either the Eastern Moors or the National Trust at Longshaw Estate.
Here is a short insight into our main contributors and a sample of their favourite photographs:.

Adam Dunning
"I have been an enthusiastic photographer of landscapes for many years.  I try to describe space, light and atmosphere but I also have a particular love of details, of trees and wild flowers.  My website,, explores a variety of approaches to this subject matter from within the Peak District as well as further afield."

Hilary Broadbent
''I am a keen walker of the edges, hills and fells of Derbyshire, Cumbria and Northumberland.
I use digital photography to capture the character and detail of these landscapes''.

Tim Riley

''I enjoy photographing the outdoors particularly when combining it with climbing, walking or cycling. I am fascinated with capturing the ever-changing light and enjoy spotting small details in landscapes. One of my favourite things about photographing the Peak District is the rich and varied access to woodland, hills, wildlife, water and far-reaching views.

Graham Thorpe

''Becoming a volunteer for the EMP encouraged me to develop two interests I had neglected before retirement - natural history and photography. Still very much an amateur, many of my photographs on the Eastern Moors were taken either whilst monitoring species or after a work party.

More of my photos may be seen at -

Roger Temple
''I took up digital photography when I retired and initially spent a great deal of time working on the Geograph project which is creating a photographic record of the UK. I now concentrate on the Eastern Moors and I have a particular fondness for the red deer and dragonflies.
More of my work can be seen at

Steve Wood
'' I am a long term Peak District enthusiast and some of my landscape photos can be seen on   My wedding photography can be seen on

We received over 100 photographs from which to choose our final 13 and this did mean that we were not able to use submissions from several photographers.  As with previous years, this does not in any way mean their contribution was not up to standard, but it was necessary to balance so many factors in our choice that not everyone could be included. In particular we would like to thank the following:

 Peter Wigglesworth, Steve Burns and emncg for their submissions. We are sorry not to be able to use your work this time but please continue to submit work for future years as all contributions are greatly appreciated

Roger to add photos by PW and emncg and SB

The submitted photos and a lot more can be seen on our dedicated Flickr site at

We now have some of the top photographers in the area contributing to this site.  Many of them are not volunteers but they all share our love of the Eastern Moors.

Guidelines for the 2017 calendar will be issued in Spring 2016

If you would like to submit a photograph next year then first of all you need to be a volunteer.  You do not need to commit specific hours or days to volunteering and there are many ways in which you can help.  Contact details can be found here:


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