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Early morning clouds in the Newlands Valley top pano

Early morning clouds in the Newlands Valley

Shoot Locations
Friars Crag

Friars Crag

OS grid reference NY 264-228

Carry on walking right past the boat landings and follow the wide path with Derwentwater on your right. After about half a mile, you will come to Friars Crag, a promontory jutting out into the lake…

Getting there

Carry on walking right past the boat landings and follow the wide path with Derwentwater on your right. After about half a mile, you will come to Friars Crag, a promontory jutting out into the lake.

What to Shoot

This famous view point is again best visited either early in the morning or on a still summer’s evening.  You get an excellent view looking down the lake towards the Jaws of Borrowdale and Castle Crag or across the lake to Catbells, Maiden Moor and Causey Pike. When you come away from the view point, carry along the path a little further and go through a gate into Strandshag Bay.  You can get some great shots from here also. There is a fence, often covered in flotsam after high water has receded, that you can use as a great lead in to the picture. In April and September, there is the greatest chance of misty reflections. The sun hits the bay about half an hour after sunrise. Colours are particularly good in the autumn.