Peaks are green and pleasant in sunshine after rain

Wet weather followed by sunshine has turned the Derbyshire Dales into a stunning green and lush paradise. Here, walkers are flanked by acres of buttercups as they make their way into Cressbrook Dale, near Tideswell in the Peak District. And the weather forecast looks favourable for this weekend, too - good news for those heading for the Eroica festival and bike ride. Riders will stop in Tideswell as part of a ‘grand tour’ of the Peaks which starts in Bakewell early on Sunday.

Picture by Rod Kirkpatrick