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


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David Glover from HASTINGS, Victoria, Australia wrote on 18 May, 2024
It's about 25 years ago (in May/June) that my wife and I strolled through the Muncaster castle estate. What beautiful memories your photos evoked. At that time there was an avian display - Owls at Muncaster. I wonder whether this is still active - it was an added delight then.
Lucy Robinson from London/Loweswater wrote on 15 May, 2024
Dear Andrew
I just want to thank you for this beautiful treasure trove. You are so generous to share your skills, knowledge and passion like this. Your photos and descriptions fill me with joy every time I look something up.
Maria from Liverton Mines wrote on 3 May, 2024
I went to Lake District recently with my teenage son, knowing nothing about the place where our campsite had been booked. Luckily I found Andrewโ€™s website and it helped me a lot with planning hiking. Thank you for this brilliant resource!
Roger Clarke from Canberra AU wrote on 30 April, 2024
G'day Andrew
We've walked a lot of the Alps over the last 25 years (and we lived for 4 years in CH and AT).
So we've raided a lot of walkers' sites over that time.
And I was there at the beginnings of the Web, and have done a fair bit of web-site publishing.
I've *finally* tripped over your site because we're looking for two walks out of Neustift in Stubaital in late June.
Mate, you put me to shame - such a combination of content-, image- and presentation-quality!
Congrats!! ... Roger
P.S. One tip though: You need a bigger glass, even after a 'mere' 500m-height walk.
Richard Bagley from Low Ackworth wrote on 21 March, 2024
This is such a fabulous resource Andrew. Thanks for sharing.
Donna from Omaha wrote on 16 March, 2024
Just found your site and was looking at your images for Wansfell Pike. Gorgeous. Really looking forward to visiting.
Tracey from Co Durham wrote on 10 February, 2024
I've just come across your page after spotting a lovely walk you did from Reeth. I just wanted to mention how wonderful your photos are. I live near Raby Castle so I read your account of your visit there and I particularly enjoyed looking through the photos they are stunning. The gardens are closed right now due to a massive revamp but they will be open again this year and will be very impressive. Thank you for sharing.
Kathryn P Hall from Great Barrow wrote on 9 February, 2024
Loved your pictures of the walk up Aira Force. Has Penrith and District Red Squirrel group made a designated walk there? I am visiting the area in June and if so would love to go there.
Allison from Slough wrote on 27 January, 2024
Dear Andrew, Thank you for your website, with its wonderful descriptions and beautiful photos. I love reading them. They transport me back to many weeks spent walking in the Lakes.
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.