Pottering around the Lake District

As usual I went to stay in Grasmere for a week at the end of August to help my good friend Chris Shaw with the children's races at Grasmere sports.  Once they were complete I was free to wander around with my camera visiting locations old and new.

I've been to Hodge Close a few times before although mostly as a base for walking but as the weather was grey and drizzly I decided to take some photographs of the  slate and the trees around the quarry and tarn.

As I'd loved my discovery of South Crummock water I decided to revisit and integrate a wander around the shoreline with a walk around Rannderdale in the afternoon.  I last visited when the bluebells were out and this time there was lots of heather on the moorsides which looked fabulous when set against the fading ferns.

I paid two visits to Langdale Boulders to capture sunset.  The first visit was a non starter but on the Wednesday evening I was just in time to catch the last sunlight firing down Great Langdale and then there was some lovely gentle light to end the day.  With a backdrop of the Langdale Pikes you can't take a bad photo.

I did other bits of wandering around including very rainy shoots at Yew Tree Tarn and Kelly Hall Tarn.  However, I was able to keep my camera reasonably dry and I came away with a couple of images that reflected the nature of the day; wet!

Also visit the Lake District Gallery for more photographs.