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Sunrise over the Burbage valley.

Taken from Higgar Tor – a great spot to catch a cloud inversion.

Cloud inversions happen more often than you might think in the Peak District. They are most frequent in the winter months and occur when a warmer layer of air sits above cold air which has dropped to the ground, trapping the cloud in a dramatic layer which hugs the valley floor.

An excellent explanation of the mechanics of cloud inversions, and how to maximise your chances of seeing one (with Peak District-specific advice) can be found here.