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Art Exhibition, Sat 2 Feb - Sun 31 Mar 2019, free entry

Orion, Fleetwith Pike & That Tree

Orion, Fleetwith Pike & That Tree

The constellation of Orion high above beautiful Buttermere one star filled night. In the foreground the famous Buttermere tree and in the background Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks with a dusting of snow


Ben Bush is a self-taught landscape photographer born and based in the north Lake District.

Ben’s photographs feature impressive mountain ranges, arching celestial skies, low misty clouds and deep mirrored waters. His collection of work predominately celebrates the Lake District. Additional photographs show other magical scenes such as the northern lights of Skye. Many of Bush’s images explore the realm of astrophotography.

Ben’s pictures are as striking as the knowledge of his subject. Talking about his photographs, he can identify every hill, lake and constellation with the same amount of excitement as the very moment he captured them.

Ben grew up in Sandale and from an early age spent his time walking, climbing, and mountain biking in his native Cumbria. When Ben trained as a tree surgeon his affinity with and passion for nature was consolidated.

When he’s not up a tree, chainsaw in hand, or standing at a market stall, Ben is out exploring. With his camera equipment strapped to his back and four dogs in tow, Bush is free to chase low moonlight and seek solitude in the still of the night.
Winter is his favourite time of year. Bush is highly devoted to his practice, often spending long hours in the cold and dark.
Back home in his studio, Ben’s editing processes are carefully considered. Some images are left close to raw capture. Some are skilfully stitched to create large panoramas. One of his most well-received photographs uses 140 images, stacked to present the passage of earthly time over 40 minutes.

Immersed in the ancient landscape and the vast beauty of the Universe, he sometimes includes his own silhouette within the frame. As with all his work, similarly Ben Bush invites the viewer to situate and consider their own connection to the wider world.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Feb - Sun 31 Mar 2019


Free entry


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Good facilities whatever the weather, with plenty to do indoors and outdoors. Indoor play and learn for the under 5's, exhibitions, adventure playground, boat and bike hire, mini golf and boat trips with Windermere Lake Cruises.


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Plan route to Brockhole on Windermere using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 389010  Lat: 54.40138 Long: -2.94189

By Bus: It is easy to get to Brockhole by bus. Both the 599 open top service and the 555 bus provide regular services between Bowness and Grasmere, so why not sit back and enjoy the view? The 555 runs between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops outside the entrance.

By Boat: The Jetty at Brockhole offers links with Windermere Lake Crusies to Bowness, Ambleside and Wray Castle. We're on the Green Cruise – circular trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead and Wray Castle then returning to Brockhole. And the Red Cruise – circular request trip from Brockhole visiting Waterhead, Bowness and returning.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Windermere, some two miles south of Brockhole, offering train services to Kendal and Oxenholme . A bus (555 or 559), bike or taxi would then be needed for the final link of the journey.

By Bike: There is a cycle path along some stretches of the A592 road between Windermere and Brockhole mainly recommended for experienced bikers. The 800 Bike Bus (Windermere to Haverthwaite) stops nearby and can carry up to 12 bikes.

On Foot: There is a footway all along the A592 between Windermere and Brockhole. Plus bridleways descend from the hills to the east near the site if you fancy the scenic route. Visit the National Trust website for detail sof walks.

By Car: Conveniently located on A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Windermere station

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