The Lakes

Submerged Jetty's at Bowness on Windermere as a result of Storm Desmond 2015

The Lakes " Everyone's favorite ". I have been photographing the Lake District for many years and have got to know the area very well . I have been asked many times which is my favorite part

which is not a easy question to answer but if pushed I would say Wast Water is my favorite Lake and Borrowdale my favorite area.

Of course the Lakes is a very popular location for photographers and many excellect images have been produced

over the years from both enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Below are some of my Lake District images.

Wast Water ( Summer Evening )

Has to be my favorite Lake in the Lake District. Wast Water or Wastwater is located in Wasdale, a valley in the western part of the Lake District The lake is

almost 3 miles (4.8 km) long and more than one-third mile (540 m) wide. It is a glacial lake, formed in a glacially 'over-deepened' valley. It is the deepest lake in

England at 258 feet (79 m). The surface of the lake is about 200 feet above sea level, while its bottom is over 50 feet below sea level.

Grasmere ( Early Autumn )

Grasmere is one of the smaller lakes of the Lake District, It gives its name to the village of Grasmere, famously associated with the poet William Wordsworth, which lies immediately to the north of the lake. The lake is both fed and drained by the River Rothay which flows through the village before entering the lake, and then exits downstream into nearby Rydal Water beyond which it continues into Lake Windermere.

Deepdale Beck

I took this image of the Beck at Bridgend, a small Hamlet between Brothers Water and Patterdale. The Beck next joins Gelldrill Beck which flows into the northern end of Ullswater.

Just after the mist rose. River Derwent at Grange in Borrowdale.

A small Jetty belonging to a boathouse called " Electric " at the northern end of Ullswater.

The famous " Buttermere Pines " on the shore at Buttermere.

Weir at the southern end of Grasmere which becomes the continuation of the River Rothay on its way to Rydal Water.

Just after dawn at Ashness Jetty on Derwentwater. Cats Bells Fell can be seen on the left.

Skiddaw The 931 metre summit is the sixth-highest in England. It lies just north of the town of Keswick, Cumbria, and dominates the skyline in this part of the northern lakes

A Jetty at Glenridding on Ullswater

Wast Water at first light ( Mid Summer ) The Poet Wordsworth described the Lake as “long, stern and desolate”

Buttermere with a view of Haystacks in the distance which is one of the most popular fells in the area