I was in my element over the last few days back in the Lake District.
Wastwater is in my opinion just one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is almost impossible not to get a stunning photograph, which is why I keep going back. The weather is the only major challenge.
This is not a picture from this trip, but just shows how beautiful the lake can be when the weather and lighting are right.
I usually stay in Keswick so that I can get up before dawn and photograph near Derwentwater. It is the golden hour, there are only a few people about and the light is magical. There are numerous opportunities for great pictures. The picture below was taken from here.
The ISO is an amazing 25600, f8 at 1/6th on a monopod rather than a tripod.
Another couple of locations close to Keswick are Ashness Bridge and Surprise View. There are car parks at both locations, so that you do not waste valuable photography time walking and climbing fells.
This picture was taken on this trip. Early in the morning on a grey day, but it is still a beautiful scene.
The next picture was also taken this trip at Surprise View
Again early, the cloud is heavy and it is barely light, but Photoshop allowed me to recover some of the shadows.
Both these books are an excellent guide to photography in the Lake District, and I carry them with me every trip.