One town, One mile, One camera – Bakewell

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Is Bakewell a town or a village? Nestled in the heart of the Peak District it is certainly a very idyllic and picturesque place. We visited during the busy summer season because, well, Bakewell is a very idyllic and pictureque village nestled in the heart of the Peak District.

Whenever I go into towns with the intention of doing some street photography, I always look at the people around, the situations they find themselves in and the interactions between them. That’s what gets me into the right frame of mind for street photography, which is different to the landscape photography frame of mind I need to be in when we are hiking the hills and valleys.

Luckily, there were many characters on the streets of Bakewell that day.


A useful trick is to also look for relationships and connections between animals and their keepers, and sometimes between the pets themselves.

Of course, Bakewell is home to the tart and pudding of the same name. There are several establishments around the town (I’ve decided it’s a town!) which make some claim to originate these desserts – I prefer the pudding, with lots and lots of custard! – but the fish and chips here must also be amazing. I’ve never seen a queue so long for a fish & chip shop!


The day was perfect for bowling on the green.

Austrian sausages? Imported directly from Vienna?! Had to be done – it was – they were good!


The Rutland Arms overlooks the main square and as well as being one of the claimants for discovering the Bakewell pudding (albeit by accident!) has also been host to a string of celebrity visitors.


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