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Cumbria one of Britain’s most bewitching counties

From lakes and forests to waterfalls and picturesque harbours, the county of Cumbria is one of England's most bewitching. And these stunning pictures by photographer Steve Pipe showcase the beauty of the northern realm.

From lakes and forests to waterfalls and picturesque harbours, the county of Cumbria is one of England‘s most bewitching.

And these stunning pictures by photographer Steve Pipe showcase the beauty of the northern realm.

From lakes and forests to waterfalls and picturesque harbours, the county of Cumbria is one of England's most bewitching. Pictured is Spout Force waterfall in Whinlatter Forest Park

From lakes and forests to waterfalls and picturesque harbours, the county of Cumbria is one of England’s most bewitching. Pictured is Spout Force waterfall in Whinlatter Forest Park

The images capture much-loved sites including Derwent Water and Scafell Pike as well as snaps of the Westmorland County Show and the Sailor Boy statue located on Whitehaven Harbour.

These stunning pictures by photographer Steve Pipe showcase the beauty of the northern realm. Pictured is a rainbow over Martindale

These stunning pictures by photographer Steve Pipe showcase the beauty of the northern realm. Pictured is a rainbow over Martindale

Writing in the book’s introduction, Mr Pipe said: ‘How can I do something different, something that hasn’t already been captured on several thousand camera phones?

Breath-taking beauty: A jetty at Derwent Water, which is one of the Lake District's most magical spots

Breath-taking beauty: A jetty at Derwent Water, which is one of the Lake District’s most magical spots

‘So, as well as including some of the well-known honeypots in this book, I’ve literally visited all the corners of the county.

‘As well as the landscapes I’ve also tried to capture the people, events and traditions that make the county what it is.

Slater Bridge in Little Langdale is a truly fairytale-esque spot in Cumbria, as this image shows

Slater Bridge in Little Langdale is a truly fairytale-esque spot in Cumbria, as this image shows

‘So, in among the selection of vistas from the Lake District Unesco World Heritage Site you’ll also find a range of pictures depicting the history and ancient traditions of the region, plus a few other surprises too.

Writing in the book's introduction, Mr Pipe said: 'How can I do something different, something that hasn’t already been captured on several thousand camera phones? So, as well as including some of the well-known honeypots in this book, I’ve literally visited all the corners of the county'. Pictured is Windermere

Writing in the book’s introduction, Mr Pipe said: ‘How can I do something different, something that hasn’t already been captured on several thousand camera phones? So, as well as including some of the well-known honeypots in this book, I’ve literally visited all the corners of the county’. Pictured is Windermere

‘Cumbria really does have something for everyone and, stunning though it is, there is so much more to the county than the National Park.

Mr Pipe grew up in Kent’s Bank in South Cumbria and has many fond memories of exploring the county with his parents and brothers when he was a child. Pictured is Loweswater

Mr Pipe grew up in Kent’s Bank in South Cumbria and has many fond memories of exploring the county with his parents and brothers when he was a child. Pictured is Loweswater

‘So, whether you prefer to explore on two wheels, four wheels, two legs, in a boat or even with wings, you’re bound to find something in this book to tempt you to explore just a little bit further.’

The Westmorland County Show is one of the most well-known agriculture shows in the UK

The Westmorland County Show is one of the most well-known agriculture shows in the UK

Mr Pipe grew up in Kent’s Bank in South Cumbria and has many fond memories of exploring the county with his parents and brothers when he was a child.

Pictured are Rhododendrons at Wast Water. Mr Pipe used to work in IT but he is now a full-time photographer

Pictured are Rhododendrons at Wast Water. Mr Pipe used to work in IT but he is now a full-time photographer

Having moved south with his family, in 2011 he abandoned a life in IT to move back to Cumbria, building a career as a photographer.

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Together with his wife, Beth, he has published a number of books and formed the Cumbrian Rambler team.

Steve Pipe has published a number of books and formed the Cumbrian Rambler team. Pictured is the Sailor Boy statue in Whitehaven Harbour

Steve Pipe has published a number of books and formed the Cumbrian Rambler team. Pictured is the Sailor Boy statue in Whitehaven Harbour

Cumbria In Photographs, published by Amberley Books, is available now.

Eye-catching read: Cumbria In Photographs, published by Amberley Books, is available now

Eye-catching read: Cumbria In Photographs, published by Amberley Books, is available now

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