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Photo competition to celebrate the joys of North Lees and Stanage

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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Climbers on Stanage EdgePhotographers of all ages who love spectacular Stanage Edge and the beautiful area of North Lees, near Hathersage, are being encouraged to take pictures for a new competition.

'Relaxation and recreation at North Lees and Stanage' is the theme for the competition which aims to show people enjoying this picturesque part of the Peak District National Park.

North Lees, and in particular Stanage Edge, is enormously popular with walkers, climbers and wildlife watchers.

The 545-hectare North Lees estate is owned by the Peak District National Park Authority, which last September voted unanimously to retain ownership of the estate as a public asset.

Competition organiser Sarah Wilks, who manages the National Park's learning and discovery team, said: "The competition is a great opportunity for people to show what they love most about Stanage Edge and North Lees.

"The theme gives people the scope to focus on the great range of activities the area lends itself to from bird-watching and climbing, to outdoor writing and landscape painting.
"One thing is sure – the dramatic landscape and natural beauty of Stanage and North Lees will be an impressive backdrop to everyone's photographs."
There are three age categories, under 11s, 11- 18s, and adults. The overall winner will receive a £25 gift voucher from Harrison Cameras.

Winning photographs will be displayed at North Lees Hall during the annual Heritage Open Days event on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14. Other selected photos will be on display at North Lees farm classroom over the same weekend.

Entries should be emailed to with the entrant's name, address and telephone number. Image files must be 72 dpi and between 1MB and 3MB. Postal entries cannot be accepted.
The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday September 5.

Full terms and conditions are at

Heritage Open Days is Britain's largest and most popular grassroots event. Details of all the properties open across England are at

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