rainbow over Grasmere

Welcome to Val Corbett Photography

I work as a freelance photographer, lucky enough to live on the eastern fringes of the Lake District. Over the past 30 years I have built up an extensive photographic library of images of the Lake District, the lesser-known beautiful outer fringes in Cumbria as well as seasonal details. I have also become recognised for my garden photography, which is frequently published in magazines such as Country Life. The book Gardens of the Lake District, written by Tim Longville and published by Frances Lincoln won the award ‘Lakeland Book of the Year’ in 2008. This success has been followed by a number of prize-winning books.

Latest News & Events

Lowther Castle gardens and the garden designer Dan Pearson

Friday 15th March 2019 |

2018 was a busy summer photographing gardens throughout the UK. Three of these gardens were designed by Dan Pearson and luckily one, Lowther Castle, was round the corner from home. I...

Prince Charles 70th birthday

Friday 15th March 2019 |

Country Life magazine invited Prince Charles to be guest editor for the issue published on his birthday. In which, there was an article on the splendid gardens at his Scottish...

Road works ahead ...

Friday 15th March 2019 |

The Highways Agency selected my image of Brougham Castle for a giant display board on the A66/A6 roundabout at Penrith and also at Appleby to mark the completion of...


Steam Train on the Settle to Carlisle line

August 2009 |

I’ve never really got photographing steam trains. A trip on one, just maybe, and I enjoy in my clueless way the sight, sound and whiff of one spotted chugging through the countryside. But the idea of joining one of the hunting packs in pursuit of the ultimate photo...