I yearn for a place untouched by man

Lying on the North Western edge of the Lake District in Cumbria, Ennerdale valley is a jewel in England's landscapes. Quiet, remote, and to some, a vision of wilderness. It is home to some of England’s most vibrant natural environments and one of the longest running ecological restoration projects in the UK.

The Wild Ennerdale Partnership is allowing the landscape to evolve naturally by reducing human intervention, sheep grazing and conifer plantations, whilst allowing the expansion of the old deciduous forests that once covered this region.

Commissioned by the Wild Ennerdale Partnership, we aimed to show the journey of nature through the valley as told from the perspective of water, forming in the clouds, dropping with the rain, flowing through the rivers and resting in the Lake. 

The Ennerdale partnership is a collaboration between the National Trust, Forestry Commission, Natural England and United Utilities.