Waterfall at Oaken Clough
The walk to Black Hill was a prerequisite for hunting out a waterfall – Oaken Clough. This cuts the Pennine Way path from Crowden to Black Hill and was a welcome respite break. This was a chance to have look at the landscape and find a couple of spots to set up the camera. The Oaken Clough is a tributary into the Great Crowden Brook, pictured in my earlier post.
This may not be the best shot I have taken of a waterfall, too much stone in the foreground for my liking, so will go better prepared on the future walk, and have a little more time to set up.
My friend Rob tells my I was mistaken for a man having gone for a wee by some walkers passing above where I was set up. He explained I was a woman and was taking photographs. Well I must get some pink outfits to make sure I am not mistaken for a man again, and wear a tight corset to pull my waist in even further for my hiking gear does not distinguish gender; but having a discrete wee, I have a bladder of steel;)
Clough is an old English term of Germanic origin (Klinge) for steep valley or ravine, and pronounced cluff. These Cloughs seem to hang out a lot in the peak district. Not forgetting Black Clough which is on the other side of Woodhead reservoir.