Castlerigg Stone Circle and the first snow of winter

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg stone circle is one of those Lake District locations I’ve always been a little bit sniffy about, lumping it in with Ashness Bridge and Pooley Bridge boathouse as not even working as a coherent composition, never mind transcending the weight of a million previous photographic endeavours.

Yet recently I’ve started gingerly stepping foot in that field a few times. Admittedly, and rather prosaically, it’s now a minor deviation from my run to the supermarket, but let’s disregard that for now.

Mainly working up in the hills I’m still not used to working around a constant human presence when taking landscape photographs, but you can occasionally find a few minutes alone before another group turns up.

At the end of last week we had our first snow of the season, and whilst tied to lower levels with photo jobs I found the chance to nip to Castlerigg whilst on the way to Keswick, catching this view towards snow dusted Helvellyn.

There’s potentially more this weekend with our first real hit of cold. Will I be at Castlerigg? No, I’ll be in the hills, but there are plenty more winter supermarket runs to come 🙂

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