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Sunset over Setrah Hill Bassenthwaite panorama

Sunset over Setrah Hill Bassenthwaite panorama

Shoot Locations
Watendlath

Watendlath

OS grid reference NY 276 -163

Just continue past Surprise View until the road ends at the small hamlet of Watendlath. This is a good road but quite narrow…

Getting there

Just continue past Surprise View until the road ends at the small hamlet of Watendlath. This is a good road but quite narrow. There is a National Trust pay car park

What to Shoot

Watendlath consists of a scattering of old farm houses owned by the National Trust to preserve the character of the area.  The classic photograph here is of the highly picturesque stone packhorse bridge which crosses Watendlath Beck. You can take the shot either towards the houses or in the other direction towards Watendlath Tarn which lies beside the hamlet. This is where fishermen hire out boats to fly fish on the tarn and, if you are lucky to catch them, this can make a nice shot with the fells in the background. There are water-lilies on the tarn in summer. With a little effort, you can climb the footpath that leads over to Rosthwaite for a short distance from where you can get a bird’s-eye view of both the hamlet and the tarn.