Crinkle Crags Cloudy Hues

Gladstone Knott shot from The Band 

Rocking up in the UK's Lake District National Park during late March and early April one has to expect rain and lots of it. I recently dropped into The Lakes for a couple of days' hiking on my way to the North West of Scotland. As ever, one thing the Lake District guarantees is a dynamic range of greens, reds and blues all reflecting off every variation of precipitation and sun breaking through the clouds and boy, it delivered a moody landscape during my brief visit.

After a night of torrential rain, I unzipped the tent on the second day and was delighted to discover a lovely sprinkling of snow across the higher ground. With near clear skies, I woofed down breakfast and hit The Band as soon as I could. Rising fast out of Great Langdale, The Band offers supreme views of Great Knott and Gladstone Knott and with minimal sun burning off the morning mist, I spent the next 12 hours mooching around Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Great Knott and Cold Pike - stopping occasionally to snap some of the amazing hues created by the passing sun, ascending cloud and light snow fall. Photographs show in the post were shot on a mix of Fuji X100T and Phase One XF 📷 Click any frame to enlarge.

Crossing some ground around Three Tarns

Looking down Mickle Door