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I do hope that you have enjoyed visiting this site but please keep in mind that it is not intended to be a guidebook. It is simply a personal record of my walks, so please do not follow any of the routes without making sure that you are properly equipped and prepared

You are welcome to copy and use any of the photographs on this site for non-commercial use but not otherwise and on the understanding that you ask for prior permission and that you credit me as the photographer

If youโ€™re keen on walking why not try our holiday cottage in the North York Moors National Park? Itโ€™s an ideal base with walks from the doorstep - Derwent View Hackness

Comments and feedback are welcome: email andrew@andrewswalks.co.uk or leave a message in my Guestbook

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Andrew Locking

Andrew's Walks 1,000th Wainwright on Low Fell

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Gillian Gillian from Colchester wrote on 13 September, 2020:
I just returned from a wonderful walking trip to the North York Moors, and I wanted to thank you for helping me pick some truly unforgettable walks. Iโ€™ve been targeting a lot of the โ€œ100 best walking routes in Britainโ€ (published at theoutdoorguide.co.uk), and also looking at the routes in Country Walking magazine (if you love walking, I would highly recommend subscribing, but also they post their routes on their website. Neither of those sources had many (or any) pictures though, so I did some Googling and kept coming across your site. Your beautiful pictures helped me cut down the very long list of possible walks to the few that I could do in my limited time. Itโ€™s easy to feel that weโ€™re putting things out in the world, and hard to know if anyone is noticing, so I just wanted to say a quick thanks!
Jayne Jayne from Marlow wrote on 1 September, 2020:
I followed your route of a short walk in Little Haven in ViewRanger today. It was very helpful and gave me the confidence to do the walk on my own. Thank you.
Alan Paul lesbirel Alan Paul lesbirel from Wigan wrote on 25 August, 2020:
Seen your beautiful shots of Lake District on BBC north west tonight, spectacular is an understatement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Tracey Tracey from Minehead wrote on 19 August, 2020:
Stumbled across your website whilst looking for walking inspiration. I am not usually given to putting pen to paper, but what a fantastic website! I found it really inspirational and your photos are beautiful. Itโ€™s very easy to use the search facility too. Really inspired to get out there and do some of these walks! Happy walking, keep up the good work!
Ryk Ryk from New Zealand wrote on 13 August, 2020:
Thanks for the memories. I just stumbled across your site, which is great. I have done many long-distance walks in the U.K. during 5 extended holidays there since 2013 (recording them in my own recent rambler's blog - https://ramblingryk.blogspot.com if you are interested, and if including this link is allowed). Looking through many of these makes me reminiscent for those trails, skies, and changeable weather. If not for the pandemic I would likely be walking the trails of the U.K. right now. I especially liked the photos of landscapes, scenery, and wildlife (without signs of modern life, such as people, dogs, houses/towns, busy roads, vehicles). Keep it up; there are many more counties/areas you have yet to document.
Joe Hu Joe Hu from Ribble Valley wrote on 8 August, 2020:
Hi Andrew, In looking for walks in the Lake district so glad at finding your website. It's great, full of beautiful pictures and useful information. I will be following your steps in some of the walks. Thank you for sharing. keep safe and keep on walking ! Best regards, Joe.
john Davies john Davies from middlewich wrote on 4 August, 2020:
Great photographs and walks
Paulina Birchall Paulina Birchall from London wrote on 31 July, 2020:
Hi Andrew Your Lakeland Walks soothe my Northern soul down here in the south yearning for the fells. Kind Regards Paulina Birchall โ›ฐ๐Ÿฟ
David David from WETHERBY wrote on 20 July, 2020:
Just to say that your site is so useful, it is our go to reference point for walks and you have helped us have many a happy day! Many thanks
James James from York wrote on 13 July, 2020:
Thank you for the detailed write up / photos of the Esk Valley walk. We decided to stop off en route up north for a few hours. The walk was perfect with a bit of everything along the way, really nice walk along the river and luckily the stepping stones at Egton were accessible for something different. A great route and easily navigated! Thanks.
Jason Jason from Teesside wrote on 7 July, 2020:
Hi Andrew, Just popped by again to check out your latest walks as we will be in the lake district next week and I find your site an ideal reference point. Probably going to be in the Loweswater, Crummock and Buttermere area quite a bit, and quite fancy the circuit of Cogra Moss based on your photos. Keep safe, Best Regards, Jason
Rose Rose from Australia wrote on 21 June, 2020:
I was researching walks in the Lake District and literally stumbled across your amazing site. Your photographic walks are truly magnificent and your photography is quite honestly the best I've seen. Thank you so very much and I will continue to enjoy your wonderful site.
John Wylie John Wylie from Leeds/Wakefield wrote on 19 June, 2020:
Hi Andrew, hope you are all well.Wont be long now before you are out and about walking in our wonderful countryside.Just like to say how much enjoyed your great mini videos and pictures of birds you have been posting on your site.Certainly helped to get through these dark days of lockdown. All the Best , John Wylie.
Mike Charlton Mike Charlton from York wrote on 14 June, 2020:
I came across your website while webbling for walks near Richmond. The site is a joy, and the Marske walk on a warm, still day was a delight. Thanks for sharing this inspiring resource.
John Wylie John Wylie from Leeds wrote on 24 May, 2020:
Hi Andrew, hope you are all well. Just a few short words to say that the video of Herdwicks in the Lakes was just superb.Somethings we take for granted when walking up the fells are the Herdies but in these strange times they are very special. All the Best and Stay Safe , John Wylie.
Peter Birbeck Peter Birbeck from Bournemouth wrote on 3 May, 2020:
A delightful website. Thank you for producing this gem, and what a discovery for me during these difficult times.
Mim porter Mim porter from Cockermouth wrote on 20 April, 2020:
Hi Just found your Kirkfell walk/scramble. I was trying to find out if it was an official scrambling route as I went that way myself. Your description pretty well summed it up. I too had a debate of reversing or continuing hoping I didn't stuck if it got harder! The gully wasn't nice but even though a 'one mistake and it's bye bye world' scramble out it was actually good scramble. It just needs to be somewhere other than above that gully! I too was glad to be out with a bit of jelly legs!
Peter Whitworth Peter Whitworth from Somerset wrote on 1 April, 2020:
I've been an ardent follower of your site since our lovely stay at Hackness back in 2014. In the current sad times it is such a tonic to browse through your photos and appreciate how wonderful the British countryside is even though we can't enjoy it for ourselves. I'm just browsing through your latest photos of Northumberland at the moment with Finzi's Eclogue playing in the background - very moving. I hope you are not feeling too confined at the moment. At least you can venture straight out of the door onto the fells.
Helen Helen from Winster Windermere wrote on 24 March, 2020:
I just wanted to echo the thanks that previous Guests have left. I am thoroughly enjoying your site. Thank you for all the time that you have put into creating and maintaining this brilliant resource. Itโ€™s a tonic to follow some of your walks, especially now we are all rather housebound with Covid-19. Best wishes.
Jagna Jagna from Warsaw wrote on 16 February, 2020:
Dear Andrew, wonderful website! I have a question to you- would you recommend doing Faja Racon route with small kids? We are plan to visit Ordesa in late April. Warm regards, Jagna