OS Wallpaper: February 2019

Dawn at Pilsley by Samantha Wragg

Cold weather and long nights can make it harder to GetOutside, but it also makes it much easier to catch some spectacular sunrises. Here's one from Derbyshire, taken by travel blogger Samantha Wragg.

This photo is from Pilsley - the town near Chesterfield, not the identically named village near Chatsworth House! The naked trees create dramatic silhouettes in the dawn light, and the frosty ground and mist add a slightly unworldly air to the landscape. Getting this sort of image takes careful timing, as the mist tends to vanish fairly quickly even in winter.

Samantha is a travel blogger and writer who loves exploring Britain and further afield. Along with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Alfie, she’s often out and about in the Peak District. You can see more of Samantha’s photos on Instagram or follow her blog at cocobutterblog.co.uk.

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If you have an amazing landscape photo you would like to see featured as a free wallpaper download please send them in - you see the full submission guidelines here. With the recent snowfall across much of the country there are plenty of opportunities for dramatic shots, but please be careful as it can also make for potentially difficult conditions.

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Or see the GetOutside Local Info page for Pilsley to find more information, discover local walking routes and more.


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