Hidden in an undisturbed corner of the Peak District National Park, in the far reaches of the Upper Dove Valley, there be dragons! A geological abnormality has resulted in a series of jagged limestone pinnacles, resembling the spiky plates that cover the mythical beast, towering above the surrounding landscape. The Dragon’s Back Range is said to hold the only true peaks of the Peak District, which got its name from an Anglo-Saxon tribe, the Pecsaetan, who inhabited the area in the 6th century AD, rather than non-existent mountain ranges.
Chrome Hill, as this design shows, is one of the true beauty spots of the area. Not only because of its picture-perfect views and seemingly untouched turf covering, but also because of the double sunset, a rare astrological phenomenon, in which the sun appears to set twice in the same evening, said to be visible from its peak.
Next time you’re hiking in the marvellous Peak District, why not unfurl this tea towel? It might not ward off dragons or Anglo-Saxon tribes, but it will make for a great place to lay out your picnic.