Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Ice Age 2010...

Mixed plantation on lower ground at Castle Carrock ( Click on Images for a larger Scale view )

In the mixed plantation amoungst the snow drift ( Some of my images also avaialable at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cumbria/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_8350000/8350642.stm

The young woodland includes: European Larch, Norway Spruce and Elder

The stone walls have collected a good amount of snow drift which has created a nice effect

Looking over to Geltsdale Valley from Castle Carrock fell

Snow Drift on a Stone wall, Scots side and the Solway

Sitka Spruce mature coniffer woodland with plane and vapour trail in blue sky

The snow covered heather has created a nice effect

Norway Spruce plantation with mas fellside in the backdrop

The highest point of Castle Carrock fell with the solitary cairn on show

A very remote area which has not got public access and provides great scenery looking north and west.

4 foot snow drift which I had to struggle through to get to the summit

High up in the moorland thousands of grouse on show and Peregrine also seen disturbing them

Two possible Snowbunting up in the heather also

The light was unbelievable with the reflection off the snow making it even better

Golden sunset looking west from Geltsdale

Sky colours were superb, with plane and vapour trail adding to the effect

Twighligt creating a nice effect through the open trees

Red sky creating a magic landscape, A few of the images made it onto BBC Cumbria Top 12 Winter Images, check out the link - http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cumbria/hi/front_page/newsid_8451000/8451580.stm

Superb sunset at Talkin village

Talkin Tarn..Glorious winter sky

Talkin Tarn..Frozen Over

The nature reserve scots pine woodland sticking out towards the tarn

Survival of the fittest, sheep fodder time at Talkin Village

Rookery at Talkin village

European Larch plantation on Talkin Head mount, trees felled and lower canopy thinned out

looking out towards Geltsdale Valley...what a landscape! click on image for bigger view..

Ice sheets on the river Gelt

Otter tracks have been regular on this stretch of river but still no sign of them...exciting though!

Great Colour combination...Ice white and Sky Blue

Hole in the wall..bring on the wall!

Burning Bush.....Magic

Up on the moorlands at Geltsdale a single Rowan tree surviving in the heather

The colours are unbelievable with the blend of the sun set and the blue sky reflecting off the bright white fresh snow covering

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