Lake District National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site
Blencathra in Winter in the Lake District National Park Cumbria. This was the sight that confronted me as I rounded the corner into St John's in the Vale - full on Blencathra (or Saddleback) in white winter garb. I took several shots of this as I might never see it quite like this again.
Langdale Pikes and Bowfell from above the Great Langdale Valley Lake District on a summer day with varying light. I took the winding and hilly road up to Red Bank Youth Hostel, and walked up the slopes of Silver How to get the view to open up better for me, and it did! I waited for a while to try and catch the sunlight on the nearest ridge and my patience finally paid off. For me the Langdale Valley is one of the most dramatic (if a little busy in holiday season) valleys in the National Park.
Looking up the Great Langdale Valley to Bowfell in the Lake District National Park in winter with snow on the tops. By adding a long lens to the camera I was able to bring these mountains closer and make them look even grander than they already are. The shot was taken from the valley bottom looking straight ahead up the valley itself.
Blencathra under Winter Snow in the Lake District National Park. This was taken on a long camera lens from the start of St Johns in the Vale.
Langdale Pikes in the Lake District National Park seen from Blea Tarn on a mixed weather winter day. For two days before this was taken it had rained buckets but this was the prize - shot on the third day in the afternoon and I waited for the sun to light up the tree on the right. Sometimes it pays to go on visiting - you never know!
Lake Windermere at Low Miller Ground Lake District on a sunny May afternoon. The whole National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2017 and has so much to offer but, at the end of a busy day I really love to retreat to this spot and just take in the views on offer. It is relatively undiscovered and provides a great bolthole from the masses of visitors milling around Bowness and Ambleside.
Esthwaite Water in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, with a rowing boat in the foreground. Currently Esthwaite Water is the only privately owned lake in the Lake District and is also relatively unfrequented. It is, perhaps known, as the home for some ospreys, and also has fishing facilities available. Although close to the popular village of Hawkshead it offers peace and tranquility as well as some beautiful views, towards Sawrey and down to the higher fells.
Evening on Lake Windermere in the Lake District with two moored yachts and a sunset. Windermere of an evening can throw up all sorts of surprises if you are prepared to be patient but this absolutely bowled me over! I waited to see what would develop and when I was 'happy' with what I saw I fired away. I have framed the shot to seek to give equal spaces between the golden clouds at the top and their reflection at the bottom.
Looking across to Wetherlam from above Elterwater in the Lake District National Park in Spring. There are so many beautiful views in the Lake District and this is just one. In 2017 the Lake District was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Loughrigg Tarn, on a sunny Spring Morning, in the Lake District National Park
Silver Birch Tree Hodge Close Quarry Lake District in May. This remote valley off the road from Ambleside to Coniston has a surprise at the end - Hodge Close Quarry - with lots to explore and photograph here. TAKE CARE - the quarry sides are very steep and dangerous.
The fells below Coniston Old Man in the Lake District National Park on a sunny May Spring day, Cumbria
School Knott Tarn above the town of Windermere in the Lake District. If you are a seeker of peace and tranquility come here :)
Evening on the shores of Lake Windermere in August, showing one of the rowing boats frequently used on the lake
Summer sunset over Lake Windermere showing the golden colour of the sky and clouds reflected in the lake
The view looking down onto Lake Windermere from the heights of Gummers How in the Lake District National park
School Knott Tarn photographed into the sun to achieve the silhouette effect, in the Lake District National Park
The Summit Trig Point on Gummers How overlooking Windermere in the Lake District National Park
The old stone bridge at Miller Ground in the Lake District National Park. It's all about the colours green and grey!
Rural Lake District Landscape near Windermere, detailed to the point of noticing the rise of the drystone wall over the boulder!!
School Knott Tarn, behind School Knott and nestling in a dip with beautiful views all around.
On the way up to School Knott above the Lake District town of Windermere. It is very peaceful up here with few visitors.
School Knott near Windermere Lake District on a sunny summer day. The ascent of School Knott is relatively straightforward and from the tops the views down onto Windermere are well worth it.
Herdwick Sheep all huddled together in a tight group with one looking almost directly at me
Loughrigg Tarn and the Langdale Pikes on a sunny day in April in the Lake District National park
Loughrigg Tarn Lake District National Park Cumbria
The Shore of Windermere on a Summer Evening with the red sky reflected on the shore of the lake - and not a soul around.
Hartsop Dodd and Grey Crag across Brothers Water in the Lake District National Park Cumbria
The Boathouse on Rydal Water in the Lake District National Park Cumbria in early Autumn
Sunlit Silver Birch Tree at Tarn Hows in the Lake Diastrict National Park Cumbria late on an aurumn afternoon
The Bell in the Coniston Fells in the Lake District National Parkon the last day of September, a day of sunshine and showers with, inbetween the showers, beautiful light.
The Great Langdale Valley from the flanks of Silver How in the Lake District National Park
Loughrigg Tarn in early autumn in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, on an early autumn sunny day
The Langdale Pikes and Side Pike from Blea Tarn in the Lake District National Park on an autumn day when the sunlight played tricks on me, flickering from here to there in just seconds.
Ashness Bridge along the narrow uphill lane to Watendlath hamlet in the North West Lake District National Park
Ashness Bridge in the Lake District as seen from slightly downstream
A bright rainbow rising over the Coniston Fells on the Coniston Water side in the Lake District National Park Cumbria
Coniston Old Man across Coniston Water on a sunny winter January day in the Lake District National Park
An old abandoned barn on the slopes of the Upper Troutbeck Valley on a sunny winter day in the Lake District
The upper section of the Troutbeck valley in the Lake District National Park with fells and an old abandoned barn, on a clear sunny winter day in January
Tree reflections at the eastern end of Coniston Water on a sunny winter day in January, Lake District National Park
The upper reaches of the Troutbeck Valley on a sunny winter day in the Lake District National Park
The Upper reaches of the Troutbeck Valley in the Lake District, Cumbria, on a sunny winter day in January
A wooden jetty at the eastern end of Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park on a sunny winter evening
Winter evening sunlight striking the trees around Yew Tree Tarn, near Coniston in the Lake District National Park
The view across Ullswater from the Glenrdiding side, in the Lake District National Park, showing a dusting of winter snow on the felltop.
Brotherswater and fells showing clear reflections in the Lake District National Park
Looking across to the Langdale Pikes over the Great Langdale Valley from the Langdale Pass in the Lake District National Park
Evening on the shore of Lake Winderere from Miller Ground showing cloud reflections in the ripples of the Lake, in the Lake District National Park
Looking down onto Slater Bridge in Little Langdale crossing over the Brathay River.
Looking up Mickleden at the very top of the Great Langdale Valley in the Lake District National Park
The upper reaches of the Kentmere Valley in Spring, in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria
The top of the Kentmere Valley in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, on a sunny Spring day
Looking to Dunmail Raise from Hammerscar Plantation in the Lake District National Park
Pike O'Stickle and Loft Crag - aka the Langdale Pikes at the head of the Langdale Valley in the Lake District
The view to Dunmail Raise with Helm Crag, Grasmere and the fells of Rydal and Great Rigg to the right in the Lake District
The River Brathay near Birk Rigg Park in the Great Langdale Valley in a sunny May day with clouds reflected in the river
A winding drystone wall on Hammerscar Plantation above the Langdale Valley in the Lake District, Cumbria
A small tarn at Huntingstile Crag en route to Silver How in the Lake District National Park
Looking up to Harrison Stickle from the Great Langdale Valley on a sunny Spring day in May
Sunset over Lake Windermere on a July summer evening in the Lake District, Cumbria
Gatescarth Pass at the very head of Longsleddale in the Lake District National Park. Taken in July
The Coniston Fells in autumn with amazing lighting showing them up/off!
The Coniston Fells covered in autumnal light, shadow and sun
The Langdale Pikes with winter snow seen from Hodge Close Quarry in the Lake District National Park
Snowy fells above Troutbeck in winter in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria
Winter sun and shade o the Troutbeck Valley in the Lake District National Park Cumbria a a December winter morning