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Wastwater

 

A few days in the western Lake District, no computer or internet access, just a camera and a memory card. The weather was pretty good it made a pleasent change from the flatness of Southport.

 

Driving down the road at the side of Wastware, new views came along every few minutes. Wasterwater was voted Britain's Favourite View in the TV programme of that name and I can see why.

 

In the distance is Great Gable flanked by Yewbarrow Fell to the left and Lingmell Fell to the right, leading up to Englands highest mount Scafell Pike.

 

Yewbarrow Fell is just past Wasdale Head and is 628 metres high.

 

Yewbarrow

 

Along the eastern side of Wastwater are the unstable, sliding scree slopes, which fall dramatically almost 2,000 feet down to the shore of the water from Whin Rigg and Illgill Head.

 

screes

 

Wastwater

 

A few days in the western Lake District, no computer or internet access, just a camera and a memory card. The weather was pretty good it made a pleasent change from the flatness of Southport.

 

Driving down the road at the side of Wastware, new views came along every few minutes. Wasterwater was voted Britain's Favourite View in the TV programme of that name and I can see why.

 

In the distance is Great Gable flanked by Yewbarrow Fell to the left and Lingmell Fell to the right, leading up to Englands highest mount Scafell Pike.

 

Yewbarrow Fell is just past Wasdale Head and is 628 metres high.

 

Yewbarrow

 

Along the eastern side of Wastwater are the unstable, sliding scree slopes, which fall dramatically almost 2,000 feet down to the shore of the water from Whin Rigg and Illgill Head.

 

screes

 

comments (12)

  • Shaun
  • Turkey
  • 29 Sep 2010, 06:49
Excellent photography. Very nice scenes.
Les Auld: Thanks Shaun, appreciate the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2010, 09:33
I agree with you Les: Southport's grandeur doesn't quite mach up to this!
Les Auld: Although I think I would rather live in Southport Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Sep 2010, 10:07
Excellent scenery. I can understand why everyone from here include the Lakes District in a visit.
Les Auld: A must visit place Louis, thanks for the comment.
Love those differently coloured patches on the mountains, in all shots! And I really can imagine it being voted as the best view, it is gorgeous!!
Les Auld: The view chenged wvery few minutes as the clouds drifted across the sun, indeed a fine view. Thanks for the comment Marion.
Three great shots Les that take me back many years. In 1960 I got to the top of Great Gable whilst on a field studies trip from school.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, strangely enough my only memories of Great Gable are the Peak Class diesel, D$ Great Gable, from my mis-spent youth.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Sep 2010, 11:42
It's like another world, Les...or at least one that isn't seen all that often, since I haven't seen pictures of it before (not that I know of, that is). I can hust feel the chill in the air. My kind of weather and place!
Les Auld: Glad you like it Ginnie, it is a grand, and relatively isolated place, well worth the effort of getting there. Thanks for the comment.
Looks wonderful Les.
Les Auld: It is Bill, in the right weather of course. Thanks for the comment.
Excellent work Les, in the taking and editing, luv 'em all.
Les Auld: Thanks George, appreciate the comment.
God this brings back fabulous memories from years back . Done so many of these peaks some several times over ... Good image Les
Les Auld: Rather you than me Richard, I do prefer to stay at the bottom. Thanks for the comment.
it looks fantastic round there, very nice shot
Les Auld: It is rather Derek, thanks for the comment.
The picture looks remarkably like a watercolour, it's gorgeous.
Les Auld: A grand place to either paint or photograph Ellie, thanks for the comment.
brilliant shots Les, a place i must go too soonsmile
Les Auld: Well worth it Tim, thanks for the comment.

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