Geoff Prestwich has had a lifelong interest in photography. He and his family moved to Cumbria in 1971 for a better quality of life and to indulge their passion for fell walking and Geoff’s love of photography. Throughout the 1970s Geoff documented life in Bassenthwaite Village where he lived before moving to Blencogo. Here he has continued to expand his stunning portfolio of work. Geoff’s photographs have appeared in calendars and on the front pages of a number of magazines and been used to illustrate a variety of articles.
Geoff’s shot of ‘The Borrowdale Shepherd’ was voted the winner in a competition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lake District National Park. Geoff and his family have been Blencogo residents for many years now and he continues to take pictures of all manner of things including the landscape, nature, people and livestock. Over the years Geoff has worked hard to document life in this rural community and to capture events that make up the history of the village of Blencogo. It’s a privilege to be able to showcase a selection of Geoff’s work on our website – you can see more of the photography of Geoff Prestwich on his Flickr account here