Hi there, I’m Jacob, life-long lover of nature, and the founder, author and photographer at Lake District Nature Writing & Photography. I believe that it is incredibly important to connect with nature for a healthy mind and body.

There is a fast-growing body of scientific research that confirms my belief. Connecting with nature by getting outside and immersing oneself in the natural world reduces stress, anxiety, blood pressure, aggression, the severity of Attention Deficit Disorder and more. At the same time, connecting with nature improves one’s mood, self-esteem, sense of calm and even one’s immune system.

Immerse yourself in words and images that have been inspired by nature.

When we connect with nature, there is clearly no better way to do so than to get outdoors and surround yourself with it. However, you may feel you don’t have the time, energy or means to get outdoors as much as you’d like to. I would encourage you, in that case, and indeed any case, to immerse yourself in words and images that have been inspired by nature. Here at Lake District Nature Writing & Photography, you can find what you need to do just that.

In the online shop, you will find numerous fine art photographic prints of Lakeland wildlife and landscapes. Bring nature into your home by adorning your walls with these mood-lifting images.

Coming out soon will be my first nature writing book, An Engagement with Nature, wherein you will be taken on a journey into the Lake District National Park to experience its wonderful wildlife and landscapes from the comfort of your home.


Jacob McAtear