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

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Paul Dove Paul Dove from Chipping Campden wrote on 7 March, 2019:
Thanks for your blog and its wonderful photographs. I โ€˜stumbledโ€™ across your blog this week - Iโ€™m doing my annual walking week based in Soller, Majorca. You mention some navigational issues on the G221 walk from Soller across to Deia. When the path meets the main road east of Deia you do unfortunately have to follow the road for about a third of a mile before the path peels off on a left hand bend. Not ideal. The delightful path then loses height before reaching the lane coming up from the cove, where you can either carrry on for Deia or turn right for the coast. You should not go on the cliff top path. Today I returned to Soller via the coast path. Some sections are a little exposed or difficult but it is generally a delightful second leg to a wonderful circular walk. Paul
John Wylie John Wylie from Wakefield wrote on 5 March, 2019:
Hi Andrew and Gilly.Thanks for posting fantastic pictures of your walk onto Haystacks on the 26 February. So lucky yet again with sunshine and clear skys.You are very lucky to have mountains on your doorstep. All the Best , John Wylie.
Peter Sanderson Peter Sanderson from Choppington wrote on 1 March, 2019:
Hello Andrew and Gilly. I have been catching up on all your walks since Switzerland and have come to the conclusion that despite the popularity of well known TV travel programmes which dip in and out of a journey for me they take second place to the quality and information your brilliant web site offers followers. We have time to enjoy your pictorial memories at leisure and give some time to absorbing the beauty of the scenery you offer I learn more and more about these walks and on my large screen PC they are stunning. Thankyou. Peter.
Ian Sandland Ian Sandland from Plano wrote on 19 February, 2019:
Was looking for a good hiking source for upcoming trip to the Lake District. I found it here! Photography is beautifully done and the photos really give you a sense of what each walk will be like. Thank you!
John Wylie John Wylie from Wakefield / Leeds wrote on 17 February, 2019:
Hi Andrew. Wow ,more great pics from Friday 15 February on your walk up Lingmoor Fell in Langdale.Lovely weather for middle of February .So enjoy looking at your pictures. All the Best, John Wylie.
Clive Button Clive Button from Brigg wrote on 15 February, 2019:
Hi Andrew We've walked the Ullswater shore several times,it was great to enjoy it again through your photos. Best Wishes Clive & Julie..
John Wylie John Wylie from Leeds / Wakefield. wrote on 6 February, 2019:
Hi Andrew, great to see the pics of your walk round Buttermere. Just love looking at your days out walking - so lucky being blessed with great sunshine on that day . All the Best, John Wylie.
Hans-Jรผrgen Eilert Hans-Jรผrgen Eilert from D-38871 Ilsenburg wrote on 3 February, 2019:
wonderful website and pictures, Andrew! We had contact a few years ago. I will contact you via mail again. Greetings from Germany Hans-Jรผrgen
arthur rayner arthur rayner from ditchling wrote on 28 January, 2019:
Hello I've just enjoyed looking at your recent Engadine walks as I'm planning some similar walks for this Summer. My wife and i spent Christmas in Zuoz, so pretty near where you've stayed. Christmas Eve we went on the Bernina line and at Ospizio Bernina the train failed! The highest point on the line and the highest non rack station in Europe! We had to wait an hour for the next train up to continue to Tirano and back. It was a blizzard on the way up, but superb on the way back. Christmas Day we went up Muottas Muragl by funicular of course and walked in the snow. I had tremendous gout in my left knee so couldn't walk far anyway, but the inspiration is there and most certainly from your website here. I'm a great fan of all Swiss railways and belong to the Swiss Railway Society, been a member for 20 odd years, so love all Swiss railways even though the stock is becoming standardised more...fortunately the landscape doesn't change! Well done and many thanks for the inspiration!
Brian Gibson Brian Gibson from St Albans wrote on 24 January, 2019:
Andrew as you know from some of our "tweets"I am a huge fan of your photographs and am now in possession of 4 superb enlarged framed photos courtesy of family at Christmas (with your help I am told) I am life president of Hertbeats the St Albans Cardiac support group and I am giving a talk to our members about the Lake District in the near future.I would love to be able to focus my presentation on this excellent web site using some of my favourite walks featured by you.....
John Wylie John Wylie from Wakefield wrote on 14 January, 2019:
Hi Andrew, just catching up with your walks.Loved the walk on 14 th December at Wasdale.Stunning pictures of iconic Wasdale, you were so lucky with the weather and the quality of light. Most times I have been up Wasdale it's dark ,dreary and foreboding. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2019 and hope Bonnie keeps fit and well. Best regards John Wylie.
Marian Marian from Cumbria wrote on 2 January, 2019:
Happy New Year to you. Good to see a photo of Bonnie after her knee replacement.
Ian Hanley Ian Hanley from Stirling wrote on 24 December, 2018:
Best wishes for xmas and 2019. Thanks for all your hard work with the walks and website. Almost as good as being out on the fells in person! Ian
Mike and Irene Barker Mike and Irene Barker from UK wrote on 11 December, 2018:
We both continue to enjoy your website immensely and looking up where you have been is one of the first things we do every day. Trust you, Gilly and family have a Happy Christmas and New Year
Shania Sellers Shania Sellers from Helmsley wrote on 10 December, 2018:
Iโ€™ve just stumbled upon your website while looking for a walk from Sinnington. (I live just outside Helmsley). Iโ€™m blown away by the quality of your photos. Truly stunning.
Peter Webster Peter Webster from UK wrote on 1 December, 2018:
Andrew, I just want to say what an amazing eye you have. Your composition is spot on and you really bring the subject to life. I only stumbled upon your site when I was researching some gardens for an upcoming trip. Well done
Ross and Roslyn McCandlish Ross and Roslyn McCandlish from Newcastle, Australia wrote on 25 November, 2018:
We have to comment on your fantastic photography. We drool over the quality you achieve, and the memories the photos bring back to us of the countryside. From fellow walkers from "down-under", keep up the great work you do, and we look forward to viewing your walking adventures for a long time to come.
John Wylie John Wylie from Leeds wrote on 21 October, 2018:
Hi Andrew, wow just viewed your pictures of 18 October. They are just fantastic, what a wonderful dayโ€™s walking you had. You certainly know out of the way places and the weather was just superb. Thanks for posting your pics and walks, they are a delight to look at
Andrew Gloger Andrew Gloger from California wrote on 19 October, 2018:
I am a big fan of your very helpful website, as it is proving an invaluable resource as I plan a first ever trip to the Lake District with my family next April (I'm from California, United States, which is why it's taken me so long to get there!). I really enjoy all you've provided online in terms of resources about walks in the area - it's great!
Martinne and family Martinne and family from North Yorkshire wrote on 25 September, 2018:
I just wanted to send you a quick hello from Stainforth, N Yorks. We recently moved here from The Cayman Islands! While I was planning the move, I found this beautiful spot from researching the internet to find a lovely cottage home. I wanted to tell you that I knew NOTHING about Stainforth, but after finding your website and seeing your photos of Catrigg Falls, and Stainforth Force and the Beck in the village I WAS HOOKED!!! It's honestly purely on the basis of seeing your beautiful images of this lovely part of the world, that we made our decision to move here! So if you ever have days when you think nobody is noticing what you do... know that your passion for walking and capturing this amazing countryside, and your gift for photography... it changes lives! It has ours! Thank you for sharing your art with the world, and for helping us find this beautiful "peace of paradise!" Many many thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the amazing contribution!