Lake District England
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Discover the top photo spots in the Lake District
The Lake District , also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in the northwest corner of England, in the county of Cumbria. Covering 885 square miles it is home to William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, England’s highest mountain, Cumberland Wrestling & the Cumberland Sausage! With its panorama of craggy hilltops (fells), mountains, tarns and lakes it attracts over 16 million visitors a year. Visit in the Autumn to catch the spectacular colours of the leaves and fells with mist covered lakes and valleys or in winter to capture the snow capped fells in their majesty. There are few if any restrictions regarding photography within the Lakes
Although there is public transport within the Lakes, this is limited and having your own transport is therefore advisable. The Lake District is one of the safest places to live, work and visit having relatively low levels of crime compared to other areas in England and Wales. However, normal common sense should be applied regarding your camera gear, don’t leave it unattended or in plain view in your vehicle when parked. You can photograph throughout the National Park with confidence both day and night. Care needs to be taken when on the fells as the terrain can be slippery and treacherous; stick to the pathways at all times. You should always let somebody know of your planned route and avoid being alone where possible. The mobile network within the Lakes is patchy at best and in most of the valleys nonexistent due to the terrain. Although most of the built up areas have coverage. The weather is unpredictable in the Lakes so check the local forecasts before venturing out, always take adequate warm and waterproof clothing with you.
The Best Photo Locations In The Lake District
We show you where, when and how to get the very best travel photos in The Lake District.