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Derwent Fells, English Lake District.

Derwent Fells – Lake District UK

Todays images were taken while out walking a circuit from Little Town in the heart of the Derwent Fells mountains in the English Lake District. It starts by walking up to Maiden Moor via Yewthwaite Comb before moving on to the summit of High Spy. Excellent spot with stunning views of Borrowdale and Derwent Water.

Views of Derwent Water and Borrowdale from the summit of Maiden Moor in the Lake District, England, UK.

We then dropped down towards Dalehead Tarn before making our way up to the summit of Dale Head. Some lovely light surrounded the Summit Cairn offering up beautiful views of the valley of Newlands Beck, summits of High Spy, Maiden Moor with Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance.

A hiker descending from High Spy towards the summit of Dale Head in the Lake District, England, UK.

Views of Newlands Beck, High Spy, Narrow Moor and Maiden Moor in the Derwent Fells from the summit Cairn of Dale Head, Lake District, England, UK.

Next up was Hindscarth before heading off to the summit of Robinson. This summit makes a great spot for wild camping, terrific views across Buttermere and Crummock Water. You’ll need to bring your water with you as there is no tarn near by.

A hiker descending from Hindscarth towards the summit of Robinson in the Lake District, England, UK.

From the summit of Robinson, we made our way down the ridge towards High Snab Bank before dropping down to Newlands Beck and back round to Little Town.

A hiker scrambling down towards High Snab Bank from the summit of Robinson in the Lake District, England, UK.

A hiker walking down towards High Snab Bank from the summit of Robinson in the Lake District, England, UK.

We’ve walked this route many times from the opposite direction but never via Maiden Moor first, don’t know why but we will sure be going this way again. Lovely views of Dale Head and views looking down the Mountain Ridge of High Snab Bank looked incredible. Makes for a great day out. The route isn’t too long, about 9 miles with approximately 3400 feet of ascent. It’s best to arrive early as there are limited parking spaces.

Lake District mountain images, including the Derwent Fells, are all available to be licensed directly here or, via Shutterstock, Fotolia and Adobe Stock

Mountain Photography – the great outdoors

Being based in Newcastle I’m somewhat spoilt when it comes to Mountain Photography. Venues such as the Lake District, Scottish Highlands and the more local Cheviot Hills are all within easy reach. Luckily for me, Rebecca and Barney the dog also love being out in the mountains and most weekends that’s where we’ll be. Along with my cameras of course.

There’s something very special about being out in the mountains, the freedom and natural beauty of these remote corners of the UK is something I’ll never tire of. Scotland in particular is a special place for me and the car can nearly drive itself to the Cairngorms, Skye and the Torridon mountains. I just love the West Coast of Scotland.

The Lake District however is a close second to the Highlands and is only a couple of hours drive away. Easy to get to for walking, scrambling and climbing trips at the weekend. Below is a shot of Rebecca climbing Cam Crag Ridge below Glaramara in the Lake District.
Mountain Photography, Hiking in the Scottish Highlands

The shots below were taken last weekend in the Lake District. The route was the ridge, Hartsop Above How that leads to Hart Crag & Fairfield. It was a great day for Mountain Photography but unfortunately it had to be cut short. Barney with his short legs kept falling through the snow that hadn’t been consolidated at all. Being 15 inches tall is a distinct disadvantage when there are drifts of 2-3 foot of powder snow in places. He had snow balls where no dog should have them, poor fella! So, a couple of hundred metres from the top we had to turn around, but that didn’t stop us from from having a great day out. Of course, I managed to pick up a few images along the way as well.

Mountain Photography. A photograph of a hiker and their dog resting on the summit of a mountain.

Winter Mountains

A hiker making their way up a snow covered ridge.

Lake District Mountains in Winter.