Category Archives: duddon valley

one of the loveliest and quietest lakeland valleys, with the illusive river duddon that runs down the middle. a couple of times a year after big rainfalls it turns into an angry torrent. wordsworth was a big fan of the duddon valley and wrote a book of sonnets about it.

no one’s home

i found this caravan inside the ruins of an old farmhouse about half a mile out of grassguards farm in the duddon valley. it was a pretty isolated spot with no sign of any running water or electricity. there was … Continue reading

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the future, stars and giants

this week i went and camped up on top of harter fell in the duddon valley. in many ways an unspectacular mountain in terms of size, difficulty and reputation but it is still one of my favourites. i have memories … Continue reading

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gloves for foxes

a kid asked me if these were called fox gloves because foxes used them as gloves so they didn’t hurt their feet, i said that it was

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steps on the fells

i was walking out on the fells when i came across this strange stone formation with step like ledges so precise as to almost appear man made, or like a giant ammonite had been thrown like a frisbee into the … Continue reading

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anisopetra

this is a golden ringed dragon fly or anisopetra cordulegastridae. i found it on the post apocalyptic looking clear felled slopes of harter fell. it took ages for it to settle and then i over exposed the shot so pretty … Continue reading

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and so it begins again

my first morning in the lake district i went out just as the sun was wakening. however the high mountains and deep valleys obscured the light and i was driving around for hours in darkness before i drove over wrynose … Continue reading

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through the trees

i was walking through these woods on the banks of the river duddon one afternoon, it was a scourching day and these dank, dark woods offered a welcome respite. i think the light in this image kind of looks like … Continue reading

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riding the slip stream

i think this is a peregrine but i’m not too sure, i didn’t see the plane or the vapour trail in the sky until i looked at the pictures at home. Some people think that these trails in the sky … Continue reading

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