Wasdale head is home to the highest mountain, the deepest lake and the smallest church in England, and is also one of the most beautiful places in the Lakes. The remoteness and difficulty getting there add’s an extra bit of pleasure to the reward of that view, especially at sunrise. This was taken just before sunrise when the colours are at their best.
Elter Water is a small lake just outside Ambleside, somewhere I have been before but not appreciated the view. We decided to go down here and wait for the sunset one evening and even though the sun didn’t set right behind the Langdale Pikes, the warm glow that shone down was incredible.
The amount of times I have driven past this view is way too many to count, and considering its on the main road between Windermere and Ambleside I’m sure many people have gone past too. Finally, I decided to stop and photograph the view, and I think I caught it on a perfect day.
Windermere is the largest natural lake (or mere) in England, and boasts some of the finest views too. All round the lake you can get incredible views, but this one of the Langdale Pikes is one of my favourites, especially with a stunning orange sunset. Thanks to the couple who happened to be enjoying the sunset for being my models too (get in touch if you happen to see this!).
Famous for its shellfish, Morecambe Bay not only has a fantastic selection of wildlife but some incredible views across the Lake District. I have lived here pretty much my whole life and always enjoyed the sunsets, especially in midsummer when the sun sets right behind the Lake District which leaves an incredible silhouette. I find myself chasing sunsets most nights now, and this one I just managed to catch before it set from Heysham Head.
I don’t think I could have picked a better day to visit Holker Hall. There wasn’t a single cloud in the sky and the sun perfectly lit up the house and gardens. This shot was taken in early spring, and even then the colours of the flowers were stunning all around.
This is a pretty popular and well-known place amongst photographers, known for its fantastic views of Skiddaw. It’s another place I have missed on all of my trips but decided to make time for it one day just before sunset. I didn’t have a tripod or tonnes of equipment like all the other photographers there but I’m pretty happy with the results regardless.
The Ashton Memorial was built as a memorial to Lord Ashton’s late wife and sits in the beautiful Williamson Park. It can be seen from anywhere in the area and has great views all across Lancaster, Morecambe and beyond. A little-known fact too is that the memorial sits almost exactly at the mathematical centre of Great Britain and Northern Island. This shot isn’t actually from the park but is one that I have been thinking about for months and just waiting for the right sunset to get the sun right behind the memorial.
This used to be one of the biggest ports in the north, and still to this day is a main port for imports and exports. The area isn’t very well known on the far side, it’s not obviously accessible and right next to a nuclear power station. The good thing is the views are incredible, you can see right over to Blackpool on a clear day as well as across Morecambe Bay and only the Lake District. For an added extra it’s right where ferries come into the port so you can get really close when they come in and out.
Grizedale is a popular place for walking and mountain biking, known for its beautiful views, forest and small tarns dotted around. I used to visit frequently a lot when I was younger, it’s got great mountain biking trails, and is beautiful to walk around all year. I decided to visit for the first time in years but it was incredibly foggy and wet, although I liked the conditions and my shots came out quite nice regardless.