A Windermere guest house is launching a photography competition for lovers of wildlife.

Philip and Mary Burton, who run 1 Park Road, set up the contest when they saw that many of their guests were setting off each day with cameras.

“There’s so much wonderful wildlife to see in the Lake District – and so many of our guests seem to be talented photographers,” said Philip.

“So we’re running a competition for them. And anyone who stays here can enter.”

The rules are straightforward. The submitted photo must represent wildlife anywhere in Cumbria or North Lancs, taken while you were staying at 1 Park Road.

It might be birds viewed at Morecambe Bay, dragonflies at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve, seals near Walney island, tadpoles in Lily Tarn on Loughrigg, butterflies in the gardens at Holehird, or a deer spotted early morning.

The choice is yours and the boundaries are flexible. You can submit up to five photos for each of your visits. Guests will be given a special email address where entries can be sent.

In the autumn – at the end of October – Philip and Mary will judge them, assisted by Michelle Waller from the Cumbria Wildlife Trust. The winner will receive a free two-night midweek stay at the guest house for two people.


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