Gawain's Landscape.

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The vivid landscape descriptions in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight are of real places around Leek in North Staffordshire (UK)

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The Roaches steps, peak district, Staffordshire, England, by Emily Coghlan England And Scotland, Peak District, Road Trip Usa, English Countryside, Nature Pictures, Places Around The World, Beautiful Landscapes, The Great Outdoors, Places To See

The Roaches

I quite liked having the little clump of purple heather in the foreground. The dusky light brought out some nice colours and tones.

Luds Church in the Peak District and within the stone chasm is said to be the face of the Green Man in the stone looking down. Peak District England, Places To Travel, Places To See, British Travel, English Countryside, Fantasy Landscape, Green Man, Beautiful Places To Visit, Lake District

The Green Man Luds Church

Peak District Photography by Richard Wheeler. Landscape photography including online gallery featuring photos of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire and the UK.

Lud& Church, a rocky defile in Staffordshire, England around which many legends cluster. It is said to have been used as a secret meeting place by Lollards in the century, and to Forest Path, Forest Garden, Green Knight, Canon, Walking Routes, Magical Forest, Peak District, British Isles, Derbyshire

Lud's Church

Lud's Church, a rocky defile in Staffordshire, England around which many legends cluster. It is said to have been used as a secret meeting place by Lollards in the 15th century, and to have been the model for the "green chapel" in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

A storm running in over Hen cloud, near Leek Staffordshire Uk, Green Knight, Peak District, Daily Photo, Days Out, Cornwall, Places To See, Ireland, Backdrops

A storm is approaching

A storm running in over Hen cloud, near Leek

All overgrown with grasses and leaves….

All overgrown with grasses and leaves…..

The entrance to the Green Chapel. Nobbut the crevice of an old crag, the most accursed church Gawain had ever seen. Staffordshire Uk, Green Knight, Grand Canyon, Places To Visit, Landscape, King Arthur, Knights, Travel, Celtic

The entrance to the Green Chapel. Nobbut the crevice of an old crag, the most accursed church Gawain had ever seen.

Hen Cloud is a steep outcrop of gritstone looking a little like a ruined castle. It is just about two miles from the Green Chapel Staffordshire Uk, Green Knight, Climbing, Mount Rushmore, Castle, Clouds, Mountains, Landscape, Places

Hen Cloud is a steep outcrop of gritstone looking a little like a ruined castle. It is just about two miles from the Green Chapel

Roach End at Dusk Staffordshire Uk, Green Knight, Roaches, Places To See, Scenery, Barn, Sky, Sunset, Landscape

Roach End at Dusk

Dusk at Roach End, barn ruin on the edge of The Roaches, Staffordshire Moorlands. Yet to nail a shot at this location but came close recently. I did meet Ian, another photographer (and fellow Nikon user) here on the same evening who had driven to this location from Chesterfield. Although the light let us down we were rewarded with a half decent sky. Below is a link to one of Ian's images www.ephotozine.com/user/artyart-158672/gallery/photo/roac...

Ludchurch is a real place fitting both the topography of Gawain's journey and the description of the Green Chapel. Staffordshire Uk, Green Knight, Grasses, Journey, Herbs, Spaces, Landscape, Plants, Lawn

Ludchurch is a real place fitting both the topography of Gawain's journey and the description of the Green Chapel.