For as long as people have been taking pictures the Lake District's inspiring scenery has attracted photographers keen to capture it's many moods and ever changing light.
It's also a popular destination for professionals who shoot for advertising, catalogues and magazines. Film and TV production companies are regular visitors too so it must have something special?
Even for those with a modest interest in capturing photographs once you experience what's on offer it's likely you'll be bitten by the bug. There's just so much scope to shoot all manner of subjects from high energy adrenaline sports to sedate rural lifestyle or from exquisitely detailed studies of nature to the grandest landscapes caught in the first light of day.
For the best results bring a DSLR camera and plenty of memory cards. If landscape is your thing then don't forget a good solid tripod for those longer exposures at dawn or dusk.