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Lake District

In October 2014 I visited the Lake District with Clive Minnitt and Phil Malpas for a few days on my very first workshop with Lightandland. We tour around by minibus, I hope I can remember the locations, those were the days the camera did not have GPS. It rained a lot of course so we spent time at waterfalls but we had a good sunny dawn on Derwent water. I got into trouble for having hanging branches in my photos.

We spent time around Thirlmere, a reservoir occupying the site of a former natural lake: this had a fordable waist so narrow that it was (and is) sometimes regarded as two lakes. In the 19th century, Manchester Corporation constructed a dam at the northern end, raising the water level, flooding the valley bottom, and creating a reservoir to provide the growing industrial city of Manchester with water supplies via the 96 mile-long Thirlmere Aqueduct.


Derwent water occupies part of Borrowdale and lies immediately south of the town of Keswick. It is both fed and drained by the River Derwent. It measures approximately 4.8 km long by 1.6 km wide and is some 22 m deep. There are several islands within the lake, one of which is inhabited

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