Once Fell Foot Farm was one of several working farms in Little Langdale. Abutting the farm is Ting Mound, the site of a Viking parliament where settlers gathered to talk over matters of farming and trade. Greenburn copper mine was active from 17th century and there must have been some interdependence between mining and farming communities. Today, the National Trust have a hydropower scheme at Greenburn.
Quirks of snowfall and the quality of light determine the photo-opportunities of the day. Cold winter light was subtle and evocative and we were glad to see the sun. Side Pike was compelling, in shifting perspective. From the foot of the Kirkstone Pass I looked up toward Tarnclose Crag, to Side Pike and beyond to Loft Crag and the Langdale Pikes. As we approached Fell Foot Farm a tree on Castle Howe was off-set by patterns of snow on the crag. For me, these are images to linger over- for the aesthetic and to puzzle out topography.