Most of the local snow had melted towards the end of the week, and road conditions were much safer for the non winter-tyre/four wheel drive people, so my wife and I headed up to Buxton on Friday night, where snow was forecast. For some time, we have had a location in mind, but the conditions haven’t been ‘just right’, and we knew it would be a long walk beforehand. Although the forecast wasn’t perfect, if you don’t try, you don’t get, so we awoke bright and early and de-iced the car on Saturday. We left the car in a nearby village, and began the walk out to climb Chrome Hill. The walk was made slightly more exciting by the GPS failing, so having to use headtorch and map, and a few slips on the icy terrain. However, we made it to our location in time and we were not disappointed! We see lots of sunrises (and, indeed, lots of ‘failed sunrises’), but this one was special. The entire sky coloured a fiery red, and we could see the precipitation on the horizon, that gave the whole scene a dramatic twist. This was indeed one of nature’s grand shows. Parkhouse Hill is rather aesthetically pleasing, and so the sunrise and flecks of snow gave it a good backdrop.