Drove Road Oak

The drovers road over Dunmail Raise is peaceful now, overgrown and forgotten, left to its ghosts and memories. Yards away the modern motor road cuts an insistent slice across the flanks of Seat Sandal, all noise and hustle, and seems somehow to amplify the quiet charm of the old road. Perhaps because it is so close to a main road this is, and will undoubtedly remain, an unfrequented and very private corner of the busy Grasmere valley.

Location and conditions

The Drove Road, Dunmail Raise

early evening, humid, hazy sunshine

Technical notes

camera: hasselblad 503cw camera

lens: 500mm tele tessar lens

exposure: 1/2sec f22

film: fuji velvia RVP 6x6cm