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Living in the Derbyshire market town of Matlock, there is so much beauty on the doorstep it is easy to take it for granted. Just outside of the Peak District National Park, high moorland and deep dales are readily accessible, often luring me with the promise of an excellent walk through fantastic scenery. Because of this I often overlook the beauty of my home town, tending to use the area mostly as a testing ground for new kit. These tests aside I have built up a large library of hometown images over the years, and have decided to make 2022 a year when I will pay more attention to what lies within five miles of the garden boundaries. This allows me not only to explore the immediate vicinity, but also smaller local communities well within walking distance of Matlock. Enthused by the idea, and to mark the beginning of this project, I have created an initial collection to which I will add further collections as the year progresses. For your enjoyment, here is the first. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner!