Birker Fell

The Story Behind the Image - Birker Fell, Lake District

Late evening sunlight paints the western peaks of the Lake District with golden light.

This photo was taken from one of my favourite locations in the Lakes; the road that runs across Birker Fell between Eskdale and Ulpha. I once spent a week near Ulpha and I must have photographed in this spot three or four evenings and several mornings during that week; it just kept drawing me back again and again.

I took this photo just off the road. I simply pulled off onto the verge and set up my tripod.

This is an area that doesn't get nearly the number of visitors as more easily accessible corners of the Lake District National Park, but it is well worth making a special trip to explore. It is very rarely crowded and the late evening light in summer is simply fabulous.

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