Cumbria

Lake District views as seen by a paragliding photographer

  • 15 August 2014
  • From the section Cumbria
A panorama of Keswick and Derwent Water
Photographer Stuart Holmes spent hours in the air to take photos of the Lake District, such as this panorama over Keswick

A climber not satisfied with the height of the mountains has gone even further to photograph the Lake District.

Stuart Holmes started paragliding several years ago and has now used his hobby to take pictures of the Cumbrian landscape.

The 48-year-old from Keswick said: "The views from the air are incredible, you see the land in a whole new way."

He is launching a book with Fotovue to show people the best photograph spots.

There are numerous launch points for paragliders in the Lake District
Paragliders can get as high as 5,000ft (1,525m) above the Lake District
Climber Stuart Holmes started paragliding several years ago
"If the wind is too strong it is dangerous, too weak and you just glide to the floor," says Stuart Holmes

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