Back in issue 84, On Landscape the excellent on line magazine for landscape photographers featured an article about the Manesty area of Lakeland. For those who haven't read the article,, and why not?, Manesty lies at the southern end of Derwentwater, the opposite end to the tourist honeypot of Keswick Largely comprising low lying land, through which the river Derwent enters Derwentwater after it's journey through Borrowdale. Often overlooked by tourists and photographers alike as 'that flat wet bit at the bottom end of the lake', there are numerous opportunities for image making to be had,
To the west of the lake, ancient woodlands lead to rocky bays and promontories along the shores of Derwentwater , whilst across the foot of the lake lies a more open landscape. Here can be found twisted trees, battered by the winds blowing up Borrowdale. Further to the east, the path passes closer to the lake shore, where shallow reedy bays give opportunities for views up the lake towards Skiddaw,as well as some more abstract details.

Manesty Grasses