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
Talkin Tarn..Frozen Over
Rookery at Talkin village
looking out towards Geltsdale Valley...what a landscape! click on image for bigger view..
Otter tracks have been regular on this stretch of river but still no sign of them...exciting though!
Hole in the wall..bring on the wall!
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