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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Andrew Locking


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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!
Sue Robertson Sue Robertson from West Yorkshire wrote on 18 September, 2018:
Many thanks for opening up the world โ€“ your photographs bring the open skies and scuttering clouds to my desktop. They inspire my travels and calm my hunger to return to the Lakes
Stuart and Vida Bonell Stuart and Vida Bonell from UK wrote on 11 September, 2018:
I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your walks on such a wonderful site. My wife and I have been trying to get to the Lakes to do some walking for years and finally made it this week. As novices we needed a bit of help knowing where to walk that would suit us. We have had a wonderful time over the last few days and your site has played a big part in that. Thanks for taking the trouble and doing such a great job of it. The photos with good titling and inclusion of links to OS routes are so helpful.
Douglas Mould Douglas Mould from UK wrote on 30 August, 2018:
Hi Andrew I would like to thank you for putting up the Hazel Head photos, 65 years back the fields were my play area up to my age of 13 sorry, but I must stop as I could ramble on for ages plus having to see through watering eyes (emotion tears of long gone memories ) just one big thank you Andrew. PS there is a lot of history behind Hazel Head the Roman road passes through the farm yard beyond the house. There used to be a small town by the name of Hazel Head township and there are foundation mounds to be found in the field. In the stone walls one can still see the remains of stone buildings. Down in the valley bottom below the fields there is a water fall by the name of Nelly Airfoss, worth a visit
Susie Susie from UK wrote on 28 August, 2018:
I just found your website while browsing tonightโ€ฆand just wanted to thank you for it. A great combination of walk descriptions with photos. Weโ€™re just back from a week or so walking in the Lake District and your photos have both reinforced happy memories and given us ideas for our next visitโ€ฆ We tend to stick to familiar walks but you have inspired us to try some new ones! Iโ€™ve shared the link with friends who also visit the Lake District regularlyโ€ฆ Thank you and do keep sharing these routes and photos!
Katrina Katrina from Australia wrote on 21 August, 2018:
Thank you for sharing photos. I am tracing my family history, and I have ancestors who lived at Marske. I live in Australia, so viewing the images, and hearing of your walk is very interesting to me, and made me feel like I was there. Thanks so much
Adrian Griegal Adrian Griegal from UK wrote on 17 August, 2018:
I just wanted to let you know that I stumbled upon your site while I was looking for route suggestions for my own walks. The content and setup is just marvellous and you are one of the few who I've found who really captures the Lakes as they are. Thank you so much for sharing this with us all. Happy walking!
Olivier Olivier from UK wrote on 16 August, 2018:
Just a quick word to say thank you for the great walks you show in your blog. My wife and I found your page last week as we were in the Pig in Brockenhurst and were looking for a nice walk to do. We followed your walk from the Pig which we really enjoyed. I will use your walk again in the future, thanks for your brilliant work!
Julia Julia from UK wrote on 15 August, 2018:
Your photos are obvsly gorgeous, your descriptions clearly helpful. What an impressive and wonderful site. Thanks
Carol Owen Carol Owen from Chorley wrote on 27 July, 2018:
Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your website. I find your walking guides easy to follow, not got lost yet! I also wanted to say how wonderful your photography is, I'm a member of Chorley PS, still learning the ropes, but I think your photos are so lifelike
Michael Michael from Los Angeles wrote on 10 July, 2018:
I just had a browse through your amazing website and walks. I'm visiting the UK and the Lake District from Los Angeles. When the weather's nice in England there's very few places in the world as picturesque as the English countryside