Back to the mountains - first wild camp of the year

Thanks to lockdown I've been taking lots of wildflower shots since March. In summer most years I like to go out wild camping so I can be there for the sunrise and sunset. That first wasn't allowed by lockdown rules and then the weather changed and it's been very unreliable since but I finally managed my first wild camp of the year. I went to a place I've recently discovered, Haweswater, which I visited for the first time just a few weeks ago. In my head it was always a place of featureless green slopes but how wrong I was.


Haweswater from the Old Corpse Road

The weather was perfect for camping, warm, dry and still, but very hazy and humid with mist forming into clouds on the mountain ridges. This reduced the picture possibilities quite a bit in the evening (the next morning was much better) but I managed to get a few shots.


Haweswater from the Old Corpse Road

I was on a path called The Old Corpse Road, because it was the route that locals took to get their dead loved ones buried in the next valley. It has a pair of perfectly placed ruined old barns looking out over the lake in just the right way for a photographer.


Haweswater from the Old Corpse Road

I'll post the morning shots in the next post. I'm already planning my next trip though the weather is doing its best to get in the way again.


Haweswater from the Old Corpse Road