A beautiful view of Derwentwater in the Lake District looking across towards Keswick and the mountain Skiddaw, taken on a late spring evening.
Bordered by woods and towering crags, Derwentwater is hailed as 'Queen of the Lakes', and is surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery in the Lake District. The lake is three miles long by one and a quarter miles wide and is the third largest of the Cumbrian lakes.
Derwentwater has four islands Derwent, Lord's, Rampsholme and St. Herbert's. The largest of these is St. Herbert's, at the centre of the lake, which covers nearly 5 acres. The island was named after the saint who brought christianity to the area in 685 and used it as a hermitage.
The footpaths around the lake follow the banks through areas of extremely attractive woodland offering truly spectacular views, making it one of the most popular spots for walkers. Much of the surrounding land is the property of the National Trust.
Photography by Jon Gibbs.