cumbria

Wastwater, Cumbria

Ullswater, Cumbria

Ullswater, at last

Perfect photographic conditions on the shores of Ullswater in the Cumbrian Lake District last week.

Video preview image for “Life of a Mountain: Blencathra” trailer

“Life of a Mountain: Blencathra” trailer

I enjoyed Terry Abraham’s earlier film “Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike” a great deal, so when I saw that Terry was making a new film featuring Blencathra, I jumped at the chance to contribute through a Kickstarter campaign. I can’t wait to get my copy of the film later this year and this trailer, recently completed, shows why.

Latrigg viewpoint, Keswick

I follow a couple of photographers and film-makers who post images and sequences from the English Lake District to their social media channels. Jason Chambers’ landscape photos are terrific and make me want to visit the region even more often, while Terry Abraham’s films go a stage further by adding sequences and interviews which go beyond the static beauty… (Read More)

Video preview image for Terry Abraham’s wonderful outdoor films

Terry Abraham’s wonderful outdoor films

Terry’s videos make me want to turn off my computer and head for the British hills immediately: whether to a well-known place like the Lake District or to places which will be new to me.

Video preview image for Helvellyn with Mark Richards

Helvellyn with Mark Richards

Helvellyn – the third highest peak in the English Lake District and therefore the third highest in England – has long been a goal of mine. The peak draws me much more than the higher Scafells, with a famous ascent via the rocky and precipitous Striding Edge and what must be a breath-taking view from the… (Read More)

Great Gable from Honister Pass

A terrific hike and a personal achievement in the central-western Lake District on our anniversary.

Loughrigg Fell

A shorter hike up one of the Lakeland fells, at Ambleside.

Memories of Thirlmere

An old haunt, which I first visited in very similar conditions in the mid 1990s. This weather and this landscape were where I first began trying to take “proper” landscape photos using a Mamiya C330 on loan from a friend and mentor. I used to drive around the English Lake District fairly aimlessly, looking for… (Read More)

A Buttermere Tree

A photograph of one of the most photographed trees in the English Lake District in the truly appalling conditions I encountered this January.