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best place for pics in the Lake district


park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 10:32PM
Hi everyone,
I was thinking of going up to the lake district next week and just wondered if anyone had any tips on the most picturesque views / places

thanks
Paul
User_Removed 13 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 10:33PM
For sheer grandeur its hard to beat Wasdale but if ease of access and nice reflections are what you're after then Derwentwater is a favourite.
Pete 19 18.8k 97 England
25 Jun 2009 10:35PM
Ashness Bridge is a classic tripod hole location.
Simon_Palmer 14 759 11 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2009 10:46PM
Borrowdale is nice. Time permitting go through Coniston and then take 'The Old Rake' a road that takes you up through Dunnerdale etc. Stunning views, very untouched (not many pics on here from there) lots of owls up there too. The Lakes a lovely place.
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
26 Jun 2009 1:42PM
Blea Tarn, often still when there's loads of ripples on he water elsewhere and you get some 'nice light' at times.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
26 Jun 2009 2:45PM
My tip would be to have a good drive around Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, and maybe Duddon Valley.

Not much water though...
User_Removed 13 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2009 3:20PM

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Not much water though...



Suprisingly plentiful at the moment, Ade. It's in that sweet spot between rain and dry where everything runs crystal clear. Lovely.
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
26 Jun 2009 3:26PM
....well no lakes then Smile

lots of streams and stuff, but apart from Blea Tarn, you'll not find much there.

The passes in the lakes are often the best places to head to if it's bad weather too, you can go from a rainy valley to a really impressively lit one in no time
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 9:34AM
thanks everyone - it's actually stunning 'greenery' that I am really after - (although I'm sure I'll be getting lots of water shots too)
any ideas for that?
User_Removed 13 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 10:46AM
If you haven't got a car then Borrowdale/Derwentwater is a good bet. Water taxis, buses, well-maintained walking routes and lots of deciduous woodlands.
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 11:14AM
I will be travelling by car so we could get to places by road etc

the other option was the yorkshire moors - any good spots there?
User_Removed 13 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 1:00PM
Dales or Moors ? Two different places. I think you mean the Dales, in which case if you still want greenery then Wharfedale, around Bolton Abbey is a good option.
barrovian 16 169 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 4:23PM
You could always look at the map page for inspiration here.


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MeanGreeny 15 3.7k England
28 Jun 2009 9:45PM
Chris Maddock produced "The Lazy Photographers Guides" which cover many great locations less than half a mile from road access in various parts of the country.

They were hosted on DSLR.co.uk but seem to have disappeared. Well worth a look if you can find their new home.
chris.maddock 19 3.7k United Kingdom
28 Jun 2009 10:02PM
They are now on www.f22.org.uk - I was made an offer I couldn't refuse for the old domain Wink

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