Little Langdale

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The lake district is quite remote from where we live in Germany, so we hoped for good weather to make it worth the long journey. The weather forecast was quite promising, however I did not expect it changing as quick as the weather itself. So we started with pretty good conditions on Sunday afternoon, but all mornings and evenings until Wednesday were overcast. Then it got increasingly worse with constant rain on Wednesday, so we left a day early. On recommendation of Chris Sale, an enthusiatic amateur – now in September 2019 professional – fotographer of the lakes, whom I am following on his youtube channel because of his personal style (“ is not just about the photos „), we selected the Macdonald Swan Hotel in Grasmere for accomodation. This was a good choice, all foto locations are in in reach and a there is a relaxed atmosphere in the hotel and the pub. Good maps, recommended walks and fotospots on the lake dristict can be found on the WalkLakes web site.

Even before checking in, we had to use the good conditions on Sunday afternoon, and went to Little Langdale for Cathedral Quarry and Slater Bridge.

Low Birk How, Little Langdale

Catherdral Quarry was an interesting place, but after a quick view we heaed back out into the nice landscape of Little Langdale lit by afternoon sunshine.

Next spot was slater bridge, just ahead of Little Langdale Tarn. It was quite busy on this Mid-Term Sunday afternoon and we had to wait some time to get a shot without people in the frame.

From Slater Bridge we went back to the car via Little Langdale village, where I spottet this typical slater barn.

Slate Barns, Little Langdale

One Reply to “Little Langdale”

  1. Hi Horst, I love these images of my beloved Lake District, particularly the one of Windermere from Loughrigg Fell – it’s a great spot isn’t it. My apologies for writing in English, I was going to write in German but then I realised it has been nearly 30 years since the last time that I did.

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