Raf’s Autumn Lake District Nature Frame

Whilst not at work in his role as Low Wood Bay Maintenance Engineer, our very own nature photographer, Rafael Garea-Balado, has been out and about capturing the beautiful Lake District landscapes which can be enjoyed by our guests. 

Morning mist over Grasmere
Morning mist over Grasmere

Autumn is here and the Lake District National Park is my favourite place in England to be at this time of year. There’s nothing better than wrapping up warm and heading out to see the landscape change colour, the foliage is ablaze from greens to gorgeous golds, russet reds and everything in-between. Leaves carpet the wood land pathways whilst weird and wonderful fungal sculptures of all shapes and sizes emerge in the forests.

Autumn also brings morning mist to add to the atmosphere. Get up early to see the colourful fells and treetops rising high from a blanket of mist often forming on the lakes and rivers at this time of year.

White moss common with silver howe in the background
White moss common with silver howe in the background

Get out on the lake, a calm day is a perfect time to hire a boat, canoe or kayak from the Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre where the reflections on Windermere give you double the autumn effect!

Listen out for the loud roar and grunts of the red deer stags during the annual rut, its an excellent time to watch the deer, you may see the stags clashing antlers to defend their territory and hinds. The best place to see them in the Lake District is Martindale home to the oldest native red deer herd in England.

 Low Wood Bay in the distance
Low Wood Bay in the distance

The red squirrels are in overdrive and know that winter is now just around the corner. Whilst your out and about exploring keep an eye out for them in the woods as they gather and store the abundance of wild foods that autumn brings.


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Photographing the Lake District

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  • Written by: Rafael Garea-Balado, Low Wood Bay Maintenance Engineer
  • Copyright © 2014 RGB Photography (Rafael Garea-Balado) All Rights Reserved

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