Winter in the Lake District - February 2018

05th March 2018
During the last week of February I spent a long weekend with friends in the stunning Lake District National Park. Throughout the weekend I managed to captured a few new images to add to my Lake District Photo Gallery whilst out hiking and on a stunning early morning dedicated photography trip to the shores of Derwent Water.

The Lake District in winter has a completely different feel to the summer months and takes on a much more relaxing vibe. The roads are quieter, the parking easier, the footpaths and mountains less busy which allows you to visit some of the glorious locations which are normally too crowded and have them all to yourselves. Winter has quickly become my favourite time of year to photograph the national park, and luckily this year the conditions on the roads have been ok and accessibility has in most part not been an issue. I had planned to visit the Lake District again this weekend but due to the amount of snow falling across the UK this trip was cancelled which is a huge disappointment as the conditions on the mountains looked stunning based on the image uploads of the numerous photographs I follow on Twitter.

On this trip the remains on recent snowfall still clung to the upper slopes of the mountains which provided a suitable winter backdrop to many of the images taken over the weekend. The weather gradually improved over the weekend starting off overcast before brightening up with stunning conditions on Monday. I've selected my favourite 8 images from the trip which cover the huge variations in conditions throughout the long weekend from windy & snowy on the Friday to still and sunny on the Monday morning:



Crummock Water

Derwent Water



Photo comment By Gary: Hi Nick, some great pics here despite the weather, maybe because of !! I assume you are happy with them, as you should be

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