I always think Langstrath occupies some kind of middle ground between the Lake District and Scotland in terms of feel and atmosphere.
Slightly wilder and less pastoral than some of Lakeland’s valleys, yet not as rugged as a Scottish glen, and without any dominant peaks in the background.
What it does have is a lovely series of cascades just beyond the bottom of Stake Pass. I’d gone there ostensibly to reshoot this waterfall, but didn’t really improve on what I already had.
I had a bit more joy with this smaller fall, its pool and accompanying tree. Sometimes simplicity is best.
And from the same pool, something a little bit different…
For anyone that’s particularly interested in waterfalls and rivers, I’ve added an Eskdale waterfall workshop to the courses page. It runs on October 23rd, when there should also be some autumn colour to play with, and is just £35pp.