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

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


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214 entries.
Sharon Dalziel from Carlisle wrote on 1 December, 2023
Hey Andrew,
Just wanted to let you know, me and my husband Stephen have just finished The Wainwright's and we have used your fantastic website for so many of them. You have never let us down. I always trust your advice and I'm more than confident if you've done it it will be ok. Thank you so so much - new adventures await
Sharon & Stephen Carlisle
John Wylie from Leeds ~ Wakefield wrote on 27 November, 2023
Andrew, great to see you up to speed after your new knee. Great pictures of your walk up and around Haystacks bet you've been waiting a while for a good days weather to get out in the Lakes. Kind regards John Wylie.
Paul Gait from Cumbria wrote on 21 November, 2023
Your photographs are works of art! I live in the area so know most of these places well, but never fail to find inspiration from your website. You remind me of the wonders of the place and tell me that I should "lift up mine eyes to the hills" more often and not spend so much time looking at the track beneath my feet.
Daniel Ryan from Welwyn Garden City wrote on 4 November, 2023
Hello There,
I am a fellow outdoor enthusiast, who enjoys writing about my experiences. I loved your article about your ascent of Blencathra in fine winter conditions and have linked to your article in mine. I included this link under one of your photos too. Are you OK with me doing this? If not, please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks and i shall have a bit more of an explore of your site.
My website is btw if you're interested.
Matt Nicholson from Alton, Hampshire wrote on 21 October, 2023
Outstanding !
Chris Sendall from Cambridge wrote on 4 October, 2023
Last week we enjoyed your route to Tarn Crags from Grasmere taking in Codale Tarn (no swim for us) and Easedale Tarn. Mopping up the last few Wainwrights. Thanks.
P.S. A friend called Robert took us on a grand route three weeks ago using the bus from Keswick to Honister and going over Dale Head, Robinson to Newlands before walking the Knott Rigg, Ards Crag ridge and walking back to Keswick via Lingholm Estate for tea and cake. This avoided the problem of walking up Newlands Pass and walking the Ards Crag ridge twice.
Kate Parkins from Newcastle upon Tyne wrote on 23 September, 2023
Hi Andrew, I've been meaning to send you a message for ages, because for the last few years your website has become the first place I look for a beautiful walk! During covid restrictions, once we were able to go further afield, Andrews Walks became our complete go-to, helping us find beautiful places to get fresh air on a weekend.
I so appreciate all the effort that you've put into the site, making it such a wonderful resource - it's so easy to find a walk in a variety of areas (and it's a joy to have so many in Northumberland, which is on our doorstep!). So many places I would never have known to go, brought to life with your beautiful photos and very helpful commentary. I have just this minute chosen our walk for today from your archive (Aydon Castle, from Corbridge).
It's so lovely to see recent comments from so many other people in your guest book - it shows how much what you do is appreciated! Thank you and all the best ๐Ÿ˜Š
Susan Armstrong Robinson from Ormskirk wrote on 21 September, 2023
Just had a closer look at walk Kreuzjoch with its awe inspiring mountains and views. Superb photos. I loved the panorama with accompanying sound of cowbells. All wonderful. Thanks Andrew.
Fay G from Staines wrote on 22 July, 2023
Just back from the Inntravel 'Bernese Oberland' trip. Your notes were so helpful as the weather/knee combo meant we sometimes preferred to make alternative plans to some of the longer walks suggested by Inntravel. The idea of doing the last walk backwards ie starting with the cable car in Gstaad and then walking flat and then (mostly) downhill back to the hotel was perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences.
Kim Bowdery from Orpington wrote on 14 June, 2023
Hi Andrew. Iโ€™d just like to thank you for your websiteโ€™s role in our wonderful week in the western Lakes last week. Much as I love reading Wainwrightโ€™s guides, your route descriptions complement them brilliantly. So, for example, when tackling the High Stile range, it was handy to know about the steep section below the summit of Red Pike (we had the red hands to confirm!), and to be ready for the โ€œknee-jarring descent down Gamlin Endโ€. I now appreciate your caption under the photo of the Grasmoor signpost at Cinderdale Common (โ€œโ€ฆ the distance indicated is the longest 1.5 miles Iโ€™ve ever walkedโ€)! And on the Saturday we took your advice that when the hordes head for Buttermere, Lorton Vale is never the wrong choice: starting near the foot of Brackenthwaite Hows, the first other human we saw was the man in the Lorton village shop. Bliss.
John Wylie from Leeds- Wakefield wrote on 14 June, 2023
HI Andrew, thanks for posting the pics of your hols round Rieti Provence of Lazio Region. Wow what lovely places to visit. Good to see you out and about again and hope the knee is improving. Kind regards John Wylie.
Jo Bail from Notts wrote on 17 May, 2023
Just came across your site from a Twitter link and wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed escaping to Rannerdale and its beauty with you. Weโ€™ve both cabin fever, having contracted the ( non covid) coughing virus from Hell and this has cheered me up no end. The photos are stunning and I may well get my paints out to reproduce my two favourites! Thank you, Andrew.
Brent Sharples from St Albans wrote on 9 May, 2023
Thank you so much Andrew for all your work. We have used your website for our primary holiday walks for over a year now, covering North Yorkshire Moors, Dorset, Tenerife to date. Peak District later on this year, and looking forward to sampling your extensive Lake District catalogue next year. Your stunning photography for the walks, together with the OS Map links, are just exceptional. I hope your knee is fully recovered soon. Thanks again Brent.
John Wylie from Wakefield / Leeds. wrote on 27 April, 2023
Hi Andrew, good to see you back walking again.You take it steady for three months, building up a bit at a time. Come the autumn / winter months hopefully you will feel the benefit of your new knee.
Kind regards John Wylie.
Robert from Skelmersdale wrote on 27 April, 2023
Great to have you back with your wonderful photographs.
Derek from Bowie, Maryland, USA wrote on 27 April, 2023
Good to see you taking your new knee for a walk! I have been waiting for this dayโ€ฆ..but sorry that you ended up in pain. Hope you soon make a full recovery- certainly in time for the incomparable Rannerdale bluebells, I look forward to those pictures each year!
Jane from Wigan, Lancashire wrote on 24 April, 2023
Hello Andrew, lovely to see your first recovery post. A beautiful day to be out and about. Looking forward to more of your walks and beautiful photography. Hope the recovery continues well.
Tracey Latham from York wrote on 12 April, 2023
Hi. Iโ€™ve been looking for a walk in the temperate rainforest and I stumbled across your site this morning. Itโ€™s really informative and I appreciate the time it must take to record and upload all of this detail. Thanks again! โ˜บ๏ธ
Martin from Carlisle wrote on 8 April, 2023
Hi Andrew, I've been meaning to message for quite some time in appreciation for your work, and now with some quiet time around Easter I can finally get around to it!
For the past couple fo years, we have been using the list of Wainwrights as an encouragement to get out and explore more of the Lakes. Your website has become my first port of call EVERY TIME I'm feeling inspired to look for a good walk. I really appreciate all the hard work you've put in to making it the superb resource it is. It's full of useful and clear information, and looks fantastic. Your wonderful photos really do enhance the walk even before it's begun and are a real driving force in getting out and starting the adventure.
I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery and look forward to more stunning content as you're able. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Gill from Shrewsbury wrote on 17 March, 2023
Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery Andrew. I'll look forward to more wonderful inspirational photographs when you're out and about again.