FRED - it's an art invasion  

Rob Fraser




FOOTPRINT is a photographic trek to all four corners of the Lake District National Park taking place over the 31 days of October. The project is a solo venture by Rob Fraser, a professional photographer, capturing images that symbolise the remote upland fells of the Lake District. The project will open eyes to a constantly evolving landscape and reach a local and national audience, many of who will not be able to experience this remote landscape first hand

Rob will take just two monochrome large format images per day – distilling the essence of the surrounding landscape through a considered and disciplined approach. The route of the trek will be arbitrary and led by his curiosity of the landscape and features on the map. Pre-organised collection points will contain film, food and fuel, positioned at remote locations.

In addition, Rob will take 1 image a day throughout FRED on a camera phone. These images will be displayed here daily.





1st - 10th October

Rob Fraser

Rob's Diary

1st October:

"Crossing garburn pass heading to kentmere. Photo 1 taken. Not raining hooray!"

Supported by:

Arts Council England

Arts Council England


Dedicated Footprint website:

day 2

Oct 2.

My 55 lb rucsack and I feel each one of them climbing out of Long Sleddale.

day 3

Oct 3.

Walking along Haweswater. Big storm last night, bit scary in my small tent.

day 4

Oct 4.

Bad storm in the night and tent got flooded at 5am. Going to have to alter plan!

day 5

5th Oct.

It certainly is! Crossing Kirkstone after enforced dry-out at Patterdale YHA.

day 6

Oct 6

Heading over Threshwaite Mouth and down into Hartsop. Rain and wind getting on my nerves now.

day 7

Oct 7

Did stumble into mobile range and have just fired off this shot of Ullswater. Sunshine, hooray.