Winter In The Lake District

In January this year I headed over to the Lake District with my partner Emily for a 4 year anniversary.  This is something we try to do every year  but due to the little fella that came into our lives we missed one or two.  With Meemaw on babysitting duties we managed a night over in Windermere.  This time of year can be absolutely stunning for photography, however much like every other time I’ve visited the Lakes it was chucking it down…those lakes have to fill up somehow I guess.  We did still manage to get the camera out a couple of times as you’ll see below however most likely until I retire I’ll be leaving the stunning images of the Lake District to those that reside in this beautiful part of the country.

Black and white photo of Ashness Bridge in the Lake District

Ashness Bridge

On the to-do list for a long time was Ashness Bridge overlooking Derwent Water towards Skiddaw.  This traditional stone built bridge is a well known picturesque viewpoint  in the Lake district…Just make sure you drive the correct way when you leave…ooopsie.

Lake Windermere

We stayed at Bowness-on-Windermere at the Burnside Hotel (Fabulous Spa) just a stones throw from the Lake.  The weather continued on the rain/hail/sleet/snow theme but I manages a couple of shots.

ducks corssing the road in lake windermere

Castlerigg Stone Circle in the Lake District
The Castlerigg Stone Circle black and white photo

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.It is also among the earliest British circles, raised in about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period.  It’s somewhere I’ve stopped serveral time and everytime it’s rained.