The Lake Area is frequently considered a place of lakes as well as hills, intermixed with the honey pot tourist-traps of Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere and also Keswick, and for lots of people this is without a doubt their experience of this most beautiful edge of England. However there is a lot more to the Lake District than this, and also from the perspective of a Cessna 172 light aircraft, the true uniqueness of Cumbria is laid out in all its diverse magnificence. My very first taste of Lakeland fells came aged twelve, when I remained at Barrow Home Youth Hostel, near Keswick at Borrowdale, on the banks of Derwentwater. Our school event made the climb of Sac Fell Pike by the Passage Route from Seathwaite, therefore began my fascination with high areas which has actually taken me to the hills and mountains not just of England, Ireland, Scotland and also Wales, however more afield, to the Alps of France as well as Italy, the High Tatras of Poland and Slovakia, the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania, and also the Nepal Himalaya.
Because that institution trip all those years ago, I have actually stood on the top of Sca Fell Pike, and all of the various other principal Lakeland peaks lot of times, in all climates and also in all periods. This attraction with high places has been boosted by producing the drone 720x test for this book, the Lake District from the Air. Cumbria is exposed once more, from the seaside towns to the west, with their islands as well as cliffs, to the castles and rock circles of the north, as well as the fells, lakes, rivers and mountains already so familiar from ground level.
Successful Drone photography depends on a mix of factors: the air must be clear, the sky ideally cloudless, and the sunlight intense. I am very fortunate to fly with a very seasoned as well as really proficient Drone photographic pilot, who up until now has resisted my efforts to convince him to emulate the task of 1926, when a light airplane arrived at the top of Helvellyn. Close by, Haweswater is the last nesting-place in England of the gold eagle. It has been my great benefit to snoop this magnificent landscape from the perspective of eagles.