Last week I published part one of my Lake District National Park photo essay, you can revisit it here. This week is the second installment and showcases a sample of the photographs I took while away from my base at Wasdale Head.
The day after the Illgill Head hike I headed out in the car to explore what the rest of the Lake District National Park has to offer, over nameless (to me anyway) Fells and along deserted winding roads. I spotted this old barn along with this beautiful tree, perched almost on top of it.
The weather in the Lake District can change in mere minutes. Clouds, dark and menacing can roll in at a moment’s notice and then roll away again. This photograph was again taken on a remote Fell whose name I again failed to remember. I love the way the scene opens up in front of me. Even though I visited the Lake District in the summer, it is easy to imagine just how cold and forbidding the park can be in the depths of winter.
Bassenthwaite Lake Nature Reserve is one of the largest lakes in the Lake District. It is around four miles but only 3/4 of a mile in width and is a popular spot for birdwatchers with regular sightings of Osprey. This photograph was taken on the shore of the lake, and despite it being the busy summer season, not another soul was to be seen.
Lake District National Park: Kirkstone Pass is the highest mountain pass in the Lake District , with an altitude of 1,489 feet. The pass connects Ambleside in the Rothay Valley to Patterdale in the Ullswater Valley, in places, the road has a gradient of one in four. While winter in the Lake District is not as harsh as winter in Fernie, it can still lead to this road being closed during the harshest snow storms.