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Patty McAlpin Patty McAlpin from Hull wrote on 24 November, 2021
Hello Andrew - After a walk in and around Forge Valley today, I have just stumbled upon your delightful website! Unfortunately, not that much autumnal colour in the woods at present, the trees having shed most of their leaves by now. However the Beech leaves never fail to create a beautiful woodland carpet! I look forward to following many more of your hikes and enjoying the lovely accompanying photos. Thanks for sharing your personal thoughts and views with a wider audience - we all need a nature-fix! Kind regards, Patty
Andrew D Andrew D from Bristol wrote on 19 November, 2021
What a lovely website. Beautiful photography. Inspirational. I stumbled upon it looking for walks near Stackpole, and have saved it for future use.
K K from Oregon USA wrote on 18 November, 2021
Hello Andrew ๐Ÿ‘‹. Just a quick note of great thanks for your awesome pictures, so-thorough & enjoyable trek notes, and your faithfulness to the land. I used to work in London & would go adventuring at every chance. It was so nice to come across your website! Thanks for the re-visit to wonderful Lake District ๐Ÿ˜Ž.
John Wylie John Wylie from Leeds / Wakefield. wrote on 29 October, 2021
Hi Andrew, hope you are all well. Great pics you have posted of your holiday on Arran, particularly of the Banner Cloud time lapse over Holy Island - I have not come across that before. Arran is a great place for walking, we had a week down by Lamlash in 2002 when we had a cottage for week. I walked the Glen Sannox Horseshoe one of the days - it was bit hairy in places as I was on my own. As they say, the Isle of Arran is Scotland in miniature. I think there are more English people retired on the island than Scots. Kind regards John Wylie.
JohnH JohnH from Pickering wrote on 15 September, 2021
Thanks for your effort with these, I used them for a trip to the Lakes last week and close to home (Levisham - the Hole of Horcum) this week. Iโ€™ve found your website really useful in planning walks and assessing suitability, but also for just browsing and getting inspired!
Mr Robert Cross Mr Robert Cross from Skelmersdale wrote on 14 August, 2021
A fantastic walk Andrew. I remember us walking to the Fish Inn at Buttermere from Gatesgarth along the western side of the Lake. It was gorgeous. Thanks you for the superb photos.
Alison Parish Alison Parish from Cumbria wrote on 4 August, 2021
Many years ago I did the Loughrigg terrace and coffin route walk. I read your walk of the area and decided to go again. The pictures reminded me of the route and off we went. Fabulous day out and thanks for writing about it and inspiring me to go back.
Naomi Walker Naomi Walker from Durham wrote on 31 July, 2021
Did the walk down Alnmouth beach to Lesbury and back. Thanks to you for the map and photos which kept us on track. We didn't get lost. Lovely short stroll.
Mr Robert Cross Mr Robert Cross from Skelmersdale wrote on 24 July, 2021
What a beautiful study of coastal birds at Bempton Andrew! Thanks a lot. We were up at Thornwick Bay a year ago. It's lovely in that area.
Sue Bucknall Sue Bucknall from Leeds wrote on 15 July, 2021
Hi Andrew . Love looking at your site. I am doing the Ullswater Way this coming weekend , parking at Pooley Bridge with an overnight stay in Patterdale. In your opinion is it best to walk it Pooley Bridge to Patterdale via Howtown or the other side via Aira Force then back via Howtown. Thanks
John Reid John Reid from Wetherby wrote on 1 July, 2021
Andrew, thanks again for one of the best rambling websites I have come across. Our Geology group followed the Millington Pastures walk today and it was a perfect guide to our route. Excellent combination of maps, video and photos to check you are on the correct route.
Mark Heybourne Mark Heybourne from Reading wrote on 21 June, 2021
Thanks again for posting your walks and helping those of us less fortunate to know the Lakes so well. Have just returned from another week of walking in the Lakes and our favourite two walks were both based on ones you had posted...Nether Wasdale and Great Langdale.
Diana Howard Diana Howard from Kendal wrote on 20 June, 2021
Thanks Andrew for your great guides. We followed one of your older guides up Castle Crag and did it on 18th June, so really surprised to see that you also did it again on the 18th. A lovely day for it, who knows maybe our paths crossed. Keep walking ๐Ÿ˜Š
Nick Nick from Holmfirth wrote on 18 June, 2021
I'm due to complete my 214 on Slight Side tomorrow (up via Lingmell and over the Sca Fells). Was just researching routes and happened upon your site. I've looked at a number of Lakes walks websites before, but not happened upon yours Andrew. Stunning photos and a beautifully put together website. Thank you for posting such wonderful content. I'll certainly be visiting again.
Simon Dalton Simon Dalton from Carlisle wrote on 3 June, 2021
It was lovely meeting you both on this walk, (Mellbreak) thank you for taking our photo Andrew. It was extremely warm on this day but worth all the toil.
Trevor Richards Trevor Richards from Rotherham wrote on 28 May, 2021
Just got home from a quick visit up to the Lakes. On arrival Wednesday afternoon we followed your Kings How route ( Aug 2019 ) and wow what a delight that was!! Steep climb up onto Grange Fell but so worth the effort for some of the best views ever. We have driven through and past there so many times itโ€™s hard to believe what weโ€™ve been missing out on before.. Thank you so much for the fabulous reports and pictures on your website ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Elaine Balsam Elaine Balsam from Westminster, Maryland wrote on 25 April, 2021
Hello, Andrew. You are one of the nature and bird photographers who I follow on Twitter. Today I saw the tweet you posted titled: Robin on the same branch in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Do you have a website from which I can order a copy of these four photos? I would love to print and frame them for my home. I have a metal sculpture of an English robin which my grandmother gave me. It is among my treasures, as you would imagine. This grandmother showed me the wonder of birds when our family lived with her in my early years. She always fed the birds, read to us about them and taught us to recognize the birds who came to enjoy her garden Thank you for posting that perfect quartet of photos. Sincerely, Elaine Moon Balsam
Eva Eva from Prague wrote on 14 April, 2021
Hi Andrew, thanks a lot for creating this website! My family followed your Chinamada (Tenerife) walk yesterday because of the stunning photos and lovely description you have here. Loved it!
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.