Whitehaven Full Moon

This is the Port of Whitehaven at night. It's also a Photoshop cheat, but you probably already knew that. The image is a bit of fun, but also an experiment on how to manipulate the scene, by removing the night sky and adding a super sized moon. 50mm F/22 ISO 100 30 Seconds Buy This... Continue Reading →

The River Liza

I could sit for hours upon hours at the side of the River Liza. The roaring water; the nature; the tranquillity - they all add up to something special. The meandering River Liza, flows through the wonderfully remote Ennerdale Valley. The river spawns Trout, Salmon, Charr, among others. The name of the Liza derives from old... Continue Reading →

Wet Dog

I think Poppy was born with webbed feet. She just adores water. The above photo was from a recent visit to Longlands Lake - the site of the former Longlands iron ore mine. In 1939, the mine started to subside, flooding the area to create what is now Longlands Lake. Longlands was acquired by Cumbria... Continue Reading →

Walking In Ennerdale Valley

Walking in the glorious Ennerdale Valley is one of my favourite pastimes. The valley has the River Liza meandering through its centre, is lined with an assortment of trees, has a wealth of wildlife and has impressive mountains at the sides. It's a truly stunning place, and offers up peace and tranquillity. The Liza flows... Continue Reading →

Whitehaven To St. Bees

Twelve months ago, I set off on a coastal walk from Whitehaven to St. Bees, and then a little further inland, back to my home in West Cumbria. The route was approximately 13 mile in total. I've done the walk quite a few times, but on this occasion, I recorded it on my GoPro too... Continue Reading →

Isle Of Man Sunset

The Cumbrian coastline offers up fantastic sunsets, especially for this time of the year, and on this occasion, I caught the sun setting behind our lovely neighbour, sat in the Irish Sea. The Isle Of Man (Manx: Ellan Vannin) is located off the Cumbria Coast. The distance from Cumbria to Isle Of Man is approximately... Continue Reading →

Whitehaven Storm, December 2013

On December 5th 2013, Cyclone Xaver hit the Port of Whitehaven in West Cumbria. I was there to capture the event. I've seen the town hammered by the sea in the past, but never before on this scale. Harbour walls were breached, with some flooding occurring. A section of the harbour wall, near to the... Continue Reading →

Bronze Age Devoke Water

I've previously shared with you a photo of Devoke Water, and I thought I would share another with you. The tarn (a lake on a mountain) is off the beaten track, but is a wonder to behold, with much history. Devoke Water can be reached via a bridle track from the fell road, off Birker... Continue Reading →

Whitehaven

Whitehaven in West Cumbria is my town of birth. I still live a stone's throw away. It's a lovely place, and not overrun with tourists. I would place the harbour on a par with many across the world. In fact, I'd go so far as to say, it is one of the best. The modern... Continue Reading →

Cogra Moss

Cogra Moss is a wonderful enclosed forest surrounding a reservoir which is now used by the Cockermouth Angling Association. The walk up to the dam is along surfaced tracks. Beyond the dam a number of unsurfaced paths provide the visitor great access around the reservoir in a loop. For the more adventurous the walk up... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Place: Ennerdale

If I was to recommend to you, one place to visit in Cumbria, it would be Ennerdale Water, and its associated valley. I have a number of favourite locations throughout the County, but Ennerdale is way ahead of the pack, on my list of places. Ennerdale Water is the most westerly lake in the Lake... Continue Reading →

Burnmoor Tarn

Burnmoor Tarn, on Eskdale Fell in Cumbria, England, is one of the largest entirely natural tarns in the Lake District. Its waters flow into Whillan Beck at the tarn's north-eastern corner, which immediately turns south and flows into Eskdale, joining the Esk at Beckfoot. Burnmoor Lodge, a former fishing lodge, stands by the southern shore... Continue Reading →

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