I have just returned from a week in the Lake District and for once the weather was extremely unreliable. This wasn’t a problem as I don’t like wall to wall hot sunshine, but the rain did make me rethink where to venture with my camera.
Rather than heading for the hills, I went to an area of forest on the west side of Ullswater and then to Penny Pot Woods near Grasmere. Both woods were very different from the other but I loved wandering round them equally.
Walking around the woodlands made me appreciate the immense presence of the trees, many of which are hundreds of years old. They also have a dignity and beauty which appears to increase as they grow older and bigger and the rain enhanced the detail and shape of the trees. I really enjoyed wandering around and taking photographs.
Here are my favourites.