Lake District Spring Visit 2018

March 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Just had a fantastic few days away in the Lake District, It was touch and go whether the trip would go ahead after the 2nd beast from the east hit the UK over the weekend. As the beast didn't leave too much white stuff for long it was all go go go and an early 4am start from the West Midlands on Tuesday morning.

The plan...

Head straight to the Boat House | Pooley Bridge | Ullswater to get the portfolio shot in the bag. After a number of visits to the Lake District ironically I still had never shot the boat house. I wasn't disappointed, the weather was good the roads were quiet and even better the water was like a mirror. 

One of the first shots of the day below. 

The Boat House | UllswaterThe Boat House | Ullswater

From here it was a short drive to the parish church of St Peter in Martindale to park the car, then on foot up Hallin Fell, the sky was clear and the sun was shining and the steep climb up to the top of Hallin was well worth it. the views over the Martindale in one direction and the magnificent view down Ullswater in the other direction. 

View over Martindale below.

View over martindaleView over martindale

After descending the fell it was back in the car and I decided to head over to Keswick for some brunch as well as a quick walk around Derwentwater before heading over to Coniston to complete my day. Arriving in Coniston again another lake I had never shot before, I headed around the lake to scout the jetties for what would be the sunset / evening shot before heading up to see the Old man of Coniston.

Scouting complete now time to find a hotel for the night, booked into the "Crown Inn" centre of Coniston a great location and nice clean rooms. After a couple of hours sorting some kit out and an afternoon snack it was time to get back in the car and head back to the Jetty to set up.

As the sun set, the sky was not playing ball and the clouds vanished, still working with what we had here is a shot from the jetty.

Coniston JettyConiston Jetty

Whilst this was a flying visit to the lakes a well worth trip and can not wait to head back later in the year.



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