This week we worked with a private group based from Rydal, near Grasmere, and were treated to a blast of autumn sunlight that warmed our bones and set the landscape alight with a spectacular display of colour. The sightings of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Langdale on Wednesday inspired us to search for more of the same on Thursday night, but from our viewing platform on Loughrigg Fell we saw only stars. That said, the display was more than enough reward for standing around in the dark, shivering, long after the pubs had opened. On this moon-less evening, we had great views of the Milky Way and countless constellations, as well as Mars and Venus. Autumn is proving to be a very special one for views.