This wall print of Derwentwater in the Lake District is a beautiful example of how the lake can be silky smooth in the quiet of an evening just before the sun goes down. It’s a really tranquil art picture that conveys a lovely sense of calmness and balance. Showing Skiddaw from one of the many ferry landings, this print offers a classic view of Derwent and works equally well as a canvas print or on acrylic.
Derwentwater is 3 miles long and half that in width, making it the widest lake in England. The water goes down to about 75 feet which may sound like a lot, but it’s quite shallow compared to Windermere which is 200 feet. Derwent Water has four islands, although there is rumoured to be a fifth which sometimes appears in late summer and rises to the surface on a cushion of methane gas. ‘Queen of the Lakes’ is a name that has been given to Derwentwater, thanks in part to the great scenery, boating, the eight mile walk you can do around the lake and the lake cruises on offer.
Much of the surrounding area is owned by The National Trust and the lake is a mere 10 minute walk from the popular town of Keswick (where you can find the world’s largest pencil in the Pencil Museum!). With many local attractions such as the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle and the glorious scenery, Derwentwater is a popular destination for tourists, walkers and photographers. Catbells can be found on the western shore which offers superb views across the landscape, whilst on the southern edge you will find one of the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale’ in Castle Crag. Wherever you look there is beauty all around at Derwentwater and this wall art print captures the setting perfectly.
Photography by Doug Chinnery.