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The best spots in the Lake District?


11 Oct 2009 8:58AM
Does anyone know any good locations in the Lake District for sunrise/sunsets near Keswick.

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KBan e2
9 468 4 England
11 Oct 2009 10:32AM
Ashness Bridge and surprise view, both close together and in Keswick
keith
User_Removed 12 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 10:58AM
............but get there early to claim your space because it gets very busy at these locations.
redstag e2
9 100 14 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2009 11:04AM
Or use a long exposure to eradicate those troublesome togs!
Have a look through Vintagered's portfolio, or PM him, he has been my guide on many occaissions round the lakes, he is very helpful.
I have some shots of both surprise view and Ashness bridge, I can confirm that they are great locations. I also like Bassenthwaite Lake. I have never been but there are also some superb shots from Wast Water (Mike H springs to mind). Try putting a search in on the gallery.
Jon
11 Oct 2009 5:08PM
Thankyou very much to everyone who has left a response.
I will be going next week and cannot wait, hopefully there will be a surise/fall
mcgannc e2
6 389 3 England
11 Oct 2009 9:15PM
The slate mine museum on the Honister Pass is a great location - some great stuff to see and buy in the museum and a fantastic view right down a valley from the car park, I managed to get this there... link

Wherever you go, you'll have a great time and you'll be surrounded by beauty everywhere you look!

Chris
12 Oct 2009 1:41AM
Remember to take out a loan too - the locals will fleece you for every penny you have.
12 Oct 2009 7:14AM
[This should be good for during the day]The slate mine museum on the Honister Pass is a great location - some great stuff to see and buy in the museum and a fantastic view right down a valley from the car park, I managed to get this there... link

Wherever you go, you'll have a great time and you'll be surrounded by beauty everywhere you look!

Chris
Nickscape e2
8 705 9 England
12 Oct 2009 8:54AM
If your looking for something a little different you could try going to Tewets Tarn, its a little tarn not far from Keswick, will be deserted and has a great view of Blencathra Link to google maps - example pic
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
12 Oct 2009 9:07AM
watching this thead with interest
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
12 Oct 2009 10:19AM
I like the passes best - Kirkstone, Wrynose, Hardknott and Newlands all afford fantastic vistas and given the right light, never fail to impress.

Capturing the scene is the challenge

I got a few of Kirkstone on Friday and Honister yesterday - honister got lovely light, clouds moving making for ever changing patterns.
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 10:39AM
Have you found anywhere to park around the Hardknott and Wrynose passes Ade?
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 11:08AM
Didn't have any trouble last time I was up there of an evening. The traffic was very light and there were loads of places I found to shove the car in.
digicammad e2
11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 11:11AM
Is that just by the side of the road? I have never managed to find anywhere on the passes that wasn't a passing place.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 11:29AM
I am pretty sure there are spaces at the top of Hardnot, I had no trouble stopping in Wrynose bottom either, they might have been passing places..not sure now but there was so little traffic it didn't upset anyone.

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