Driving from Eskdale to Wasdale you pass through a lovely woodland area then take a right turn where for fifteen minutes you have no idea what you’re going to encounter. The Wastwater screes effectively begin at these grey slopes, becoming dramatic and stark when they tower above the lake, deepest in England, deeper than the sea, like an industrial scar. I stop here every time I take the journey, attracted to this photogenic view. I think the light could be better than this – I’d like dark skies and side illumination – but this is the best I’ve seen so far.

 

Lake District Photography: Nether Wasdale

Thursday October 17, 2013