The photo is taken looking south along the trench of Thirlmere. The hills are indeed loveable. I've loved 'em all my life, bless 'em.
The side valley on the right, defined by the sharp crag, is Shoulthwaite, with the TMA site of Castle Crag (one of of few Castle Crags in Cumbria) on the opposite side of the narrow side valley, unseen in this light. In the middle is the desolate Ullscarf, mainly untracked, and a good place to practice navigation in mist. On the left, under the clag, is the Helvellyn massif, a ridge that stretches from Ambleside to Threlkeld.
I love this photo, as the atmosphere speaks of the past.
Thank you for the nice comments and thanks to The Eternal for the explanation of the surrounding topography. I arrived while it was still dark and I must say it felt very special. It was so quiet, the frosty grass so crisp and I tried to plan my photography so that I had no footsteps in the frost. Landscape photography is my passion. To work for me I have to connect with the place before I start to shoot. I stood still for ages and slowly started to work with the camera on a tripod. A place has a tempo and if I find it it comes through in my work.The image has had treatment, in particular selenium toning and the addition of film grain. I need to go back there as I feel there is more for me.