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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

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

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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.
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