As the country is gripped by cold weather there was a wonderful opportunity to head out into the Lake District last Sunday. Deep snow and brilliant blue skies made for wonderful photo opportunities. Langdale is a favourite location of mine as its relatively easy to access from the South Lakes. However deep snow and steep untreated roads made for an interesting challenge. This video below shows the ascent up toward Blea Tarn from the Hardnott Pass road. What an experience.

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Blea Tarn Snow

Once up at Blea Tarn it was clear to see we were the first visitors of the day, only animal tracks broke the perfect covering of deep snow.

Langdale in Snow

Two kids a 4×4 driver and a photographer soon spoil the fresh snow and leave tracks of our own.

Langdale in Snow

Further up the road looking into Mickleden, The Band below Bowfell and The Langdale Pikes, the foreground rock an sheep feeder gives you an idea of the snows depth at this point.

The ascent into Langdale from this point is bad enough on a fine day with tight hairpin bends and a 25% descent but add a deep covering of snow and see the video below for a taste of what it was like.

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These pictures are a small selection of ones taken on my recent visit to Langdale. In the coming days more will be made available for sale via The above pictures can be viewed with more detail on my main website by clicking on the individual images. Or you can view more Lake District Images from Langdale here.

Hope your staying warm and looking forward to Christmas, I’m offering FREE Shipping on all my prints between now and Christmas and my Gallery Stock and selection of framed prints in Wilf’s Cafe both in Staveley have 30% off until Christmas too so there’s never been a better time to buy a Landscape Print from the Lake District.

All the best.

Published on: 07-12-2010