Dramatic view of the Straits of Riggindale and surrounding fells in the Lake District, UK. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

High Street, Lake District

Strait Edged

Most High Streets in Britain involve shop fronts, some empty, some lit by neon signs, but all selling wares to consumers. This High Street is the antithesis to that, with the only common feature being its name. The Lake District's High Street is one of its easternmost fells. Its top features an expansive flat area that is bisected by a dry stone wall. It was that feature that I came to photograph. Luckily the sky was interesting with a mixture of dark clouds and clear patches. I didn't have to wait long for the sun to break through and light the beautiful view of the surrounding fells.

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