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Lake District Aerial Photography
A while ago I had the fantastic opportunity to take some aerial photographs of the Cumbrian Lake District.
A while ago I had the fantastic opportunity to take some aerial photographs of the Cumbrian Lake District. I have put together a selection of my favourite pictures below covering Buttermere and Crummock, England deepest water, Wasdale and Hawswater. Also Keswick, Castlerigg Stone Circle and a place that not too many people get to see or use, the Lake District’s very own ski resort on Raise. This has been around since it was founded in 1936 after some very enthusiastic skiers were looking for a suitable location. The area they found was on Raise, in the Helvellyn region.
The last picture is defiantly my favourite, Blencathra in winter, I just love the contrast that the snow provides once the sun has melted it away from one side of the mountain. At 845 meters, Blencathra is not as high as neighbouring Skiddaw. It is, however, more of an exciting fell in many respects. Whereas Skiddaw has mainly gently routes to its summit, Blencathra has a number of rocky ridges, the most dramatic being Sharp Edge on its north-eastern flank. Because many of Blencathra's ascents involves some challenging scrambling, Wainwright refers to this fell as "... a mountaineers mountain" (Wainwright 1962, Blencathra 2).