The Lakes


This area is covered by the photo-location guidebook, Photographing The Lake District by Stuart Holmes. The book features over 70 viewpoint locations illustrated with over 350 beautiful photographs. Below the map there are sample viewpoint locations from that guidebook. If you know a great photography spot in this area, that is not already covered in the book, you can share it here by clicking on this link.

Featured Viewpoints

The Circuit of Buttermere

The five mile path around Buttermere lakeshore has been a classic since Victorian times and must rank as one of the most beautiful walks anywhere. The Fish Inn was the home of Mary Robinson, a local girl who unwittingly became a tourist attraction due to the mention of her...

Kelly Hall Tarn – Torver Back Common – Coniston

Kelly Hall Tarn is a small tarn in a beautiful setting just 5 minutes walk from the road. There are boulders and reeds, a lone pine and the stunning mountain backdrop of Coniston Old Man. Situated just 200m from the Land Rover garage near Torver. An ideal place to...

Keswick Boat Landings and Friars Crag

For Lake District photographers, both Keswick boat landings and Friars Crag are two of those iconic must visit places. John Ruskin, the Victorian art critic, social thinker and philanthropist described the view from Friars Crag as one of the 3 most beautiful in Europe. With easy access from the...

Birker Fell and Devoke Water

The road over Birker Fell climbs to more than 850ft as it crosses one of the most isolated and wild parts of the Lake District. The views are magnificent over the moors, fields and rough knobbly foreground to Sca Fell, Esk Pike, Bowfell and Crinkle Crags. This area enjoys...