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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102 entries.
Jason Jason from Teesside wrote on 7 July, 2020:
Hi Andrew, Just popped by again to check out your latest walks as we will be in the lake district next week and I find your site an ideal reference point. Probably going to be in the Loweswater, Crummock and Buttermere area quite a bit, and quite fancy the circuit of Cogra Moss based on your photos. Keep safe, Best Regards, Jason
Rose Rose from Australia wrote on 21 June, 2020:
I was researching walks in the Lake District and literally stumbled across your amazing site. Your photographic walks are truly magnificent and your photography is quite honestly the best I've seen. Thank you so very much and I will continue to enjoy your wonderful site.
John Wylie John Wylie from Leeds/Wakefield wrote on 19 June, 2020:
Hi Andrew, hope you are all well.Wont be long now before you are out and about walking in our wonderful countryside.Just like to say how much enjoyed your great mini videos and pictures of birds you have been posting on your site.Certainly helped to get through these dark days of lockdown. All the Best , John Wylie.
Mike Charlton Mike Charlton from York wrote on 14 June, 2020:
I came across your website while webbling for walks near Richmond. The site is a joy, and the Marske walk on a warm, still day was a delight. Thanks for sharing this inspiring resource.
John Wylie John Wylie from Leeds wrote on 24 May, 2020:
Hi Andrew, hope you are all well. Just a few short words to say that the video of Herdwicks in the Lakes was just superb.Somethings we take for granted when walking up the fells are the Herdies but in these strange times they are very special. All the Best and Stay Safe , John Wylie.
Peter Birbeck Peter Birbeck from Bournemouth wrote on 3 May, 2020:
A delightful website. Thank you for producing this gem, and what a discovery for me during these difficult times.
Mim porter Mim porter from Cockermouth wrote on 20 April, 2020:
Hi Just found your Kirkfell walk/scramble. I was trying to find out if it was an official scrambling route as I went that way myself. Your description pretty well summed it up. I too had a debate of reversing or continuing hoping I didn't stuck if it got harder! The gully wasn't nice but even though a 'one mistake and it's bye bye world' scramble out it was actually good scramble. It just needs to be somewhere other than above that gully! I too was glad to be out with a bit of jelly legs!
Peter Whitworth Peter Whitworth from Somerset wrote on 1 April, 2020:
I've been an ardent follower of your site since our lovely stay at Hackness back in 2014. In the current sad times it is such a tonic to browse through your photos and appreciate how wonderful the British countryside is even though we can't enjoy it for ourselves. I'm just browsing through your latest photos of Northumberland at the moment with Finzi's Eclogue playing in the background - very moving. I hope you are not feeling too confined at the moment. At least you can venture straight out of the door onto the fells.
Helen Helen from Winster Windermere wrote on 24 March, 2020:
I just wanted to echo the thanks that previous Guests have left. I am thoroughly enjoying your site. Thank you for all the time that you have put into creating and maintaining this brilliant resource. Itโ€™s a tonic to follow some of your walks, especially now we are all rather housebound with Covid-19. Best wishes.
Jagna Jagna from Warsaw wrote on 16 February, 2020:
Dear Andrew, wonderful website! I have a question to you- would you recommend doing Faja Racon route with small kids? We are plan to visit Ordesa in late April. Warm regards, Jagna
John wylie John wylie from Wakefield wrote on 9 February, 2020:
Hi Andrew. Happy New Year to you and hope that you are keeping well. Enjoyed the pics you have posted of Lingmoor Fell on 5th February. I spent a lot of time in December 1969 in Langdale and the mountains that surround it whilst at Eskdale Outward Bound School for 25 days. Did not realise how beautiful Langdale was from your walk. All the best, John Wylie.
Steve Benson Steve Benson from Knutsford wrote on 18 January, 2020:
Hi Andrew, I have emailed before to say how much I enjoy your posts and photos. I continue to appreciate your efforts and one of the easiest and most generous walking web sites. Thanks and keep it up.
Ian Holloway Ian Holloway from Southport wrote on 2 January, 2020:
Hi Andrew, I stumbled upon your web page just before our trip to Lorton for new year and was glad I did!, I tried several of your walks, including Brackenthwaite Hows, which I've passed below in the woods several times and didn't even know it was there. Suffice it to say we did it on a very blustery day and had it to ourselves, but the views were worth it. I've just seen your entry from January 1st 2020, when my wife, dog and I were on the Fellbarrow/Low Fell ridge. The view over the valley, down over Crummock Water and Buttermere and over to Loweswater, (as shown by you in the picture above) are probably one of the best in the lakes and are (so far) relatively undiscovered. Thanks for all your walking ideas, I'll look at wading through as many as I can when I'm in the area and may even bump into you at some point! Keep up the good work, Ian h.
David Fothergill David Fothergill from Pontefract wrote on 23 December, 2019:
Hello Andrew, I came across your site while researching walks for our trip to La Palma in January 2020. These are just the kind of walks that we love and your beautiful photos have really whetted our appetite, not long to go now. Merry Christmas!
Lee Lee from Suffolk wrote on 20 December, 2019:
Came to your site via a random look at the talkphotography blog where I clicked on the first entry on 'locations' where someone was raving about 'Faja de Pelay' - googled it via images and then clicked on your photo. Then spent ten minutes browsing your walks and bookmarked your page! It's brilliant well done!
John Wylie John Wylie from Wakefield wrote on 20 December, 2019:
Hi Andrew, thanks for posting your pictures of all the places you have visited this year. I hope you have another wonderful year in 2020. Wishing you all the very best to you and your family for Xmas and the New Year.John and Mags Wylie.
Peter Sanderson Peter Sanderson from Choppington wrote on 31 October, 2019:
Good evening Andrew. I have enjoyed your holiday and Lakeland Pics through out this year. I look forward to the most wonderful images which you capture and the Cumbrian collection allows me to recall my memorable walks and visits to your most beautiful county. There is one question I must ask . How is that you manage to plan for the most perfect weather? We have all experienced the atrocious conditions which can strike at any time . You must plan well ahead or do you have inside knowledge and if so the BBC Weather forecasters need to Know. You certainly have a very good eye when you need to decide on the best panorama before you. Thankyou for allowing me to join you in your walks. Peter S, Northumberland.
TomMc TomMc from London wrote on 27 October, 2019:
This site is simply brilliant! I wish I had discovered your page years ago. It's been a pleasure browsing through all the excellent photos. My parents are based in the lakes and we're always looking for new walks and have found guidebooks a little tedious.. the photos and gpx files are a total game changer for planning new routes and areas to explore! Thanks for sharing
John Wylie John Wylie from Wakefield wrote on 21 October, 2019:
Hi Andrew, not been on your Blog since March .Just been catching up with your stunning pictures of all the places you have visited this year, Switzerland ,Pembrokeshire, the Lakes, North Yorks Moors, but best of all the tremendous pics of Tuscany Italy. The light in Tuscany is something very special. Keep walking, keep your Blog going it's very much appreciated. All the best John Wylie.
Sue Sue from Newton Abbot wrote on 9 October, 2019:
Hello Andrew. I came across your site by mistake , I'm so glad I did. I loved spending time looking through some of your walks. It has given me a few ideas of places to visit. Great photography. Thank you .