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Best photo opportunities in The Lakes

17th June 2016

We are definitely spoiled in The Lake District for amazing views so it is very difficult to narrow it down to just 6 locations. We hope you find this useful when out and about exploring in Cumbria!

Friars Crag – Derwent Water

Friars Crag is best visited on a still summer’s night, providing an excellent view over Derwent Water and Borrowdale.


Buttermere offers one of the best round-the-lake walks in The Lakes. You can snap stunning photos no matter what the season. The line of pine trees at the upper end of the lake have become iconic, as has the lonely birch tree at the village end of the lake.


Wastwater lies in Wasdale to the west of the National Park. The view takes in the lake with the mountains of Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell behind.

Aira Force

What better place to go when it’s raining than a waterfall? Aira Force above Ullswater is a beautiful waterfall set amongst ancient woodland and landscaped glades. Don’t forget your umbrella and wellies!


Loughrigg Fell

Loughrigg offers a great view from every standpoint. From the north you will over look The Daffodil Hotel at the shores of Grasmere, to the south you will see Lake Windermere and Loughrigg Tarn. Looking west you will see the craggy peaks of the Langdales.

Orrest Head

Orrest Head provides a stunning all round view over the Lakeland fells. With Lake Windermere stretching out for miles you will see Swirl How, Wetherlam, Crinkle Crags, Scarfell Pike, Wansfell Pike, Red Screes, Kirkstone Pass and 111 Bell.

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