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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David Glover David Glover from Hastings wrote on 8 April, 2021:
Hi Andrew, Just love the startling clarity of your photos, especially the birds with a blurred out background. I also love the fact that the forward/backward arrow on the photos enables one to flick straight to the next full size picture without the need to scroll down the page. Great site - love it. David Glover Hastings Victoria Australia
Bob Bryant Bob Bryant from Evesham, Worcs., wrote on 25 March, 2021:
Great photos. Especially enjoyed the photos on your walks, and general Lake District photographs. Favourite photo, very hard to decide from a great selection, was a photo of Grisedale Pike. My favourite mountain in the Lakes.
Guy Hunter-Watts Guy Hunter-Watts from Ronda wrote on 10 March, 2021:
it was a wonderful to come across your website this evening with so many beautiful photographs of the walks that you followed from my Cicerone guide The Mountains of Ronda and Grazalema. Many thanks for the thumbs up. I wonder if you have come across the GR-141 and the GR-243? These are two short, GR trails that both begin in Ronda and can be completed in a week of walking. And both are wonderful. The GR-141 describes a 6 day loop south of Ronda via the Genal and Guadiaro valley, in six stages. The GR-243 is a linear trail that begins in Ronda and ends in Istรกn, passing through some of the most beautiful parts of La Sierra de las Nieves. Both routes can be covered in 6 days of walking, meaning that these are two complete trails than can be covered in the span of a week's holiday from the UK. If you plan to return to the Ronda mountains I'd be delighted to provide you with walking notes for the route. ATvB from the Ronda mountains, Guy ๐Ÿ™‚
Pat Sullivan Pat Sullivan from Ottawa, Canada wrote on 10 March, 2021:
I received a Friends of the Lake District, Footpath Gift from my wife, and she selected your picture of Loughrigg trig point. That was our last fell walk before COVID chased us back home. I browsed through many of your photos on this site - WOW! I can virtually go for walks with your guides. Thanks!
Leo Leo from Carlisle wrote on 9 March, 2021:
I moved up to Cumbria with my boyfriend at the beginning of March last year from London as the pandemic was hitting to live with my mum. We'd been spending the odd weekend in Cumbria before that but we've now been up here for a full year. We started following your routes last summer in the Lake District and downloaded the OS app soon after. In November, we found a glorious route of yours along the ridge to the west of Buttermere and it was half way up the pretty steep ascent that we got engaged! This year, we've become totally hooked! Every weekend, we find an Andrew's Walks route and either on Saturday or Sunday we go Wainwright bagging. We reached our half century last weekend and just love it! I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the energy, detail, photos and maps you add to each of your routes. We have both fallen in love with walking in the Lake District and so much of this is thanks to you!
Jasmine Jasmine from Swindon wrote on 7 March, 2021:
Hi Andrew, I'm an a-level student and this year we were supposed to go on a fieldtrip to the Pembrokeshire coast but due to COVID that's not possible. I would just like to thank you for creating the most detailed and wholesome blog, you have no idea how helpful this is and not only that but it's a pleasure to read as you track your journey. kindest of regards, Jasmine:)
Darren Newell Darren Newell from Auckland wrote on 21 February, 2021:
Hi Andrew, hope you're well. Love following your journeys when i can. Great photography as always.
Jackie Wolfe Jackie Wolfe from Guelph, Ontario, Canada wrote on 31 January, 2021:
Your photos are amazing. You have just taken me on my favourite walk. The one I do in my imagination when I can't sleep! I am now over 80. I remember staying at the Black Sail Hut youth hostel with my Dad when I was about nine years old. The Buttermere fells were always my favourites. Red Pike, HIgh Style, High Crag on the one side, Robinson, Dale Head and Hindscarth on the other, and of course Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike at the head of the lake. I waitressed at the Buttermere Hotel while I was an undergrad., around 1957-60. Returned with my two young sons and stayed at Gatesgarth Farm (BandB and evening meal back then) in the hot dry summer of 1976. Such a disappointment on Haystacks. No Innominate Tarn that year. Just a cracked, dry mud-flat. Returned as often as I could. Last time, with grandson of 11, in 2016 stayed at a farm just out of the village, and had rain every day. Couldn't make any of the high fells. Where I used to run the path round Buttermere before breakfast I now needed help over the rocky sections. Had to enjoy it as my morning walk and look forward to a hot cuppa in the village. Thank you for bring back such vivid memories by taking me on my favourite hike.
Hazel Blackbourn Hazel Blackbourn from Boston wrote on 3 January, 2021:
Andrew, I've just read your blog on Catbells and the photos you have are absolutely wonderful. You really captured the day amazingly well. I had great pleasure reading through it and re-visiting your day there. My experience on Catbells has been very hit and miss. We have climbed it many times and we've had a mixture of the weather. Some good days and some bad. The most recent one was a wonderful climb from Hawes End to the summit and then round. It was a typical wet day in the Lake District but it didn't dampen our moods. We were loving every second of it! And the smiles didn't fade, even when the hoods went up. We've done a little blog on it if you fancy reading up on our story too, please feel free. Anyway, thanks again and I'm going to read up on some more of your adventures. Honestly, great photos! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
John Wylie John Wylie from Wakefield wrote on 27 December, 2020:
Hi Andrew, hope you and your family are all keeping well and you have had a good Xmas. Just wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year for 2021. Have enjoyed your site so much this year, much more so because of Covid 19. I will be out and about walking in the New Year, your walks on the Yorkshire Wolds have been a revelation. They are not too far to get to from Carlton - Wakefield. I will pick my days walking on fine weather days just like you do. All the best John Wylie.
Jason Dixey Jason Dixey from Wigton wrote on 19 December, 2020:
What a fantastic website and wonderful photos, so kind to share. Thank you so very much. Best wishes to you.
Mr Robert Cross Mr Robert Cross from Skelmersdale wrote on 5 December, 2020:
Blimey - you really are a great photographer - Thanks you for the walks - just great
Paulina Paulina from Hornchurch wrote on 29 November, 2020:
Well, Andrew, Todayโ€™s memories of your walk on Harris have evoked more for me. I stayed in Seilebost 13 summers ago and as your rightly describe, only pictures can fully describe the-out-of-this-world beauty of the place. Iโ€™ve travelled all over the world and nowhere has come close to this part of the British Isles. You saw an eagle, when we arrived at our accommodation, we heard and saw a corncrake. The place took our breath away and still does including the photos of your walk. They took me right back to that marvellous encounter with Luskentyre. Thank You Paulina
Paulina Paulina from Essex wrote on 26 November, 2020:
Hallo Andrew (again ๐Ÿ™ˆ) your walking posts are becoming addictive, but appreciated. What a lovely day it was, today, on the Lincoln Wold. Grim and dark down here in Essex, Hornchurch way. Your walk brought back memories of my grand bus rovings around Lincolnshire and when I saw Lincoln Cathedral, from a great distance, looking like a shipโ€™s prow, high up on the edge of the wold. The woodland photographs are stunning, your camera has excellent colour reproduction and really picks up on the detail and variety of hues. I spend a lot of time โ€˜wood bathingโ€™ these days and drawing and observing the trees, they call it Shinrin Yoku in Japan and their doctors prescribe it for melancholic patients. They allow 3 hours of wood bathing out of work time. Thank you Paulina
John Wylie John Wylie from Leeds / Wakefield wrote on 23 November, 2020:
Hi Andrew,what a great walk round the west of Louth you both did. Fantastic pictures on a lovely sunny November day.You find some great places to walk where I would not think of looking. All the Best , John Wylie.
Katy & Michelle Katy & Michelle from South Shields wrote on 4 November, 2020:
Hi Andrew Today we did your Wasdale walk from Nether Wasdale taking in the beautiful views of Wast Water seeing it for the first time from Low Wood. Wow!!! We love your walks , the easy to follow instructions and stunning photos . Thank you for all the time you take compiling these; absolutely Fab
Goats & Oats at Garsdale Goats & Oats at Garsdale from Garsdale wrote on 3 November, 2020:
Hi Andrew! I loved your write up about Grisedale Walk! I've posted a link to your blog on our website: - hope that's ok! Rach
Tim Dawson Tim Dawson from Newcastle upon Tyne wrote on 2 November, 2020:
What a fantastic website! Just shared the link with three friends. Though we do some walking we never know where to go. This has inspired us, and we look forward to emulating some of your walks. Thank you and all the best. Tim & Emma.
Frances Andrew Frances Andrew from Grange-over-Sands wrote on 25 October, 2020:
Hi Andrew - Just found your website by happenstance when looking for help with a painting. Everything about your site is beautiful - photography, walks, range, and the glorious workings of the website itself. You'll be my go to source for walks and painting inspiration from now on.
Paulina Paulina from Hornchurch wrote on 15 October, 2020:
Hi Andrew Your camera/photography advice page was lovely. Excluding the technical raw and jpeg/computer stuff, your hints were straight from my own heart. Light aware, composition, and crucially rapid access to the camera - loved it. I always went by those rules when I was up on the fells. Love your walks Paulina