Children’s TV star steps behind the lens

This spring will see some of the nation's leading stars take a turn behind the camera. Olympian Samantha Murray, chefs The Fabulous Baker Brothers and children's TV Presenter Johny Pitts are among those who have shared photographs of their favourite National Trust spots as part of a nationwide initiative to champion the great outdoors and the special places in people's lives. Johny Pitts chose Derwent Valley in The Peak District as his favourite place, after growing up on a council estate in Sheffield and being fascinated by the beauty of the peaks on his doorstep.
This spring will see some of the nation's leading stars take a turn behind the camera. Olympian Samantha Murray, chefs The Fabulous Baker Brothers and children's TV Presenter Johny Pitts are among those who have shared photographs of their favourite National Trust spots as part of a nationwide initiative to champion the great outdoors and the special places in people's lives. Johny Pitts chose Derwent Valley in The Peak District as his favourite place, after growing up on a council estate in Sheffield and being fascinated by the beauty of the peaks on his doorstep.
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CHILDREN’S TV presenter Johny Pitts from Sheffield has stepped behind the camera to reveal the Upper Derwent Valley as his favourite National Trust place.

The CBBC presenter is among the celebrities to share photos of the places that mean the most to them as part of a nationwide initiative by the National Trust to celebrate the importance of ‘special places’ in people’s lives. The pictures are being showcased on a new National Trust app.

Johny decided to share Crook Hill in the Upper Derwent Valley as his favourite place based on childhood memories.

He took part in a photoshoot on Crook Hill and can be seen drinking in the magnificent views.

He said: “Growing up on a council estate in Firth Park, it always astounded me that a mere 20 minute drive away was this incredibly peaceful place full of natural beauty.

“As a child I was also bewitched by the spooky ties to World War Two and the Dambusters, and of the sunken village beneath Ladybower reservoir.

“They call Sheffield the ‘dirty picture in the golden frame’ and I think when you live in a post-industrial city it is easy to identify with the old factories and terraced houses, and to forget that some of the world’s most beautiful scenery is on your doorstep.”