The Lake District (again)   Leave a comment

We had such a wonderful time photographing red squirrels in March of this year in the lake district that we returned again at the end of June for a long weekend. Here are some pictures of the surrounding countryside and some of the local wildlife too.

Honister Pass

The Honister Pass is a mountain pass in the English Lake District. It is located on the B5289 road, linking Seatoller, in the valley of Borrowdale, to Gatesgarth at the southern end of Buttermere.

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Also Honister Pass looking back towards the road heading out to Gatesgarth.

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lake boat

A beautiful trout lake named Watendlath Tarn at the end of a small hill road that rises up above the Derwent lake.


A view down the road that runs out of Borrowdale (or maybe runs into Borrowdale – I’ve a crappy sense of direction).

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One of the gulls over the Derwent water – I’ll hazard a guess that this is a Black Headed gull.

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More Dragonflies of course – I’m pretty sure this is a CHASER. And most probably a Four Spotted Chaser. Habitats include moorland bogs, canals and slow-moving streams. 

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This is a Common Blue Damselfly (possibly a female due to the lighter blue colouration) lunching on an unfortunate fly.

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And this is the Large Red Damselfly. Hmm, I really must get a Macro lens.

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And finally… this fellow – a Stoat – popped out on the river bank whilst I was sitting quietly. He heard my shutter go and promptly stopped to stare at me. We sat like that for some time and then……

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….. he turned tail and headed off back under the tree from where he’d come.





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