Honister Pass – A drive I recommend for Photography
If you are visiting the Lake District, I certainly recommend the drive from Keswick to Honister pass. There are a few options once arriving at Honister, have a look around the visitor centre, treat yourself to some nice slate or just have a refreshing brew. If you’re feeling adventurous check out one of the tours or try a Via Ferrata. Buttermere is just a roll down the steep pass and has to be one of the best locations in the Lakes for photography. Have a walk around the lake and see Fleetwith Pike from every angle, early morning or late afternoon should provide you with mirror reflections. After a look around Buttermere, you have a few options for returning to Keswick. Newlands Pass is your first option and provides stunning views over the lake. Whinlatter Pass via Lorton is another option and is quickly becoming a very popular area for the zip slides through the Whinlatter forest canopy. Mountain Biking is also available and three different routes offer stunning outlooks and varied terrain for every skill level.
I hope this gives you an idea of what to expect should you wish to walk around Buttermere. I love this angle of Fleetwith Pike, Honister and the Buttermere Pines. We were extremely lucky to capture this image as the weather cleared up whilst we were having lunch at the Fish Hotel. My Olympus OMD and 45mm prime lens helped me capture this stitched Panoramic Print. Available in a variety of sizes and presentations.
One of my all-time favourite photographs of Buttermere. Captured early morning, before the sun came around too strongly for this angle. I used my Canon 5D MK3 to photograph this stunning Lake District scene with a polarising filter to help capture this reflection image. All photography is available for purchase from the shopping area of my website……
For an alternative angle of what this beautiful area looks like from the air, watch this video below. I captured this high above Crummock Water during early summer.