Autumn walks in Yorkshire

Staithes at dusk, a unique and quaint little fishing village on the North Yorkshire Coast
Staithes at dusk, a unique and quaint little fishing village on the North Yorkshire Coast

The Temple of Piety in the water gardens at Studley Royal Park
The Temple of Piety in the water gardens at Studley Royal Park

The Wainstones Walk, Cleveland Way, Bilsdale, North York Moors

A walk on the Cleveland Way to the Wainstones in Bilsdale, North York Moors

Walking on the Cleveland Way to the Wainstones, North York Moors
Walking along the Cleveland Way to the Wainstones, North York Moors

Ben Nevis Walk, Scotland. The tallest mountain in the UK

A challenging walk, via the tourist route, to the top of the UK's highest peak, the mighty Ben Nevis in Scotland.

3 peaks, walk, summit, Ben Nevis, Scotland, via the main path, map, route
Walkers on the way to the summit of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.

Roseberry Topping Walk & Captain Cooks Monument, from Great Ayton, North York Moors

Roseberry Topping walk at sunset. From Cockshaw hill quarry, near Captain Cook's monument, teesside
An evening glow on this Roseberry Topping walk at sunset. This view is from just above Cockshaw Hill quarry, which is quite near Captain Cook's monument, Teesside

Best walks in the Lake District, best views, places to stay, camping & things to do in the Lakes

Walks in the lake district, best views, things to do, lake District, lakes, England,
A must-read introduction for those unfamiliar with the Lake District, including where the Lake District is, my best walks and best views and places to stay

Wild Camping at Hard Tarn, below Nethermost Pike, near Helvellyn, Lake District Walks

Wild Camping at Hard Tarn, Lake District

Some photo highlights from my Hard Tarn Wild Camping trip:

Wild Camping at hard tarn, lake district. Sunrise from Nethermost Pike looking east to Patterdale, Ullswater and the Pennines.
Sunrise from Nethermost Pike looking east to Patterdale and Ullswater where the mist is and the Pennines in the far distance.

Wild camping at Hard Tarn, Lake District, near Helvellyn.
Wild camping at Hard Tarn in the lake District, with High Craggs in the background.

A wander around The Alhambra

Photos of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Andalucia, Southern Spain

This blog post is a little different to the others on here - being that it's not a walk as such and it's all about architectural beauty rather than the beauty of the natural world. Nonetheless, I wanted to post the pics I took on here, as it was a truly stunning place, a wonder of the world.

The alhambra palace
The level of detail throughout The Alhambra is truly amazing,
it's got to be one of the most astounding pieces of architecture on the planet!

Lake District Weather and walking in the Lake District

The Lake District Weather & potential for all four seasons in a day

I have lived in Northern England all my life, and also travelled to quite a few places around the world, and I always say - when the weather is good in the Lake District - there is no where better.

However, the lakes is very changeable, and there would be no lakes if it didn't rain! Being a keen walker - I must say I don't particularly enjoy walking in the rain, however being a photographer I do love the ever changing sights & scenes that the four seasons bring to the lake district. You could look at the same view everyday and it can be quite different through the year, even from one day to the next - such is the weather of the lake district.

Hackfall Woods Walk. A woodland walk in North Yorkshire

A walk around historic Hackfall Woods. Woodland walks in North Yorkshire, near Masham, Leyburn, Bedale & Ripon

Some of my photo highlights from one of Northern Englands most historic, beautiful and intriguing woodland walks, loved also by Wordsworth & Turner!

cascading waterfalls in hackfall woods
Lush foliage surrounding cascading waterfalls in Hackfall Wood

Twistleton Scar Walk, Yorkshire, with map & photos.

A helpful guide to walking to Twistleton Scar End, near Ingleton, with map & photos. 

Some highlights from my quick stroll up to Twistelton Scar End:

Twistleton scar, photo, walk, ingleton, yorkshire dales
Most photos you see online of Twistleton Scar are off the moody, desolate, cloudy nature - heres a rare one with blue sky!

Blencathra via Sharp Edge Walk with Route Map.

Blencathra Sharp Edge Walk, with photos and route map, via Scales Tarn & Sharp Edge. 

One of the best ridge walk's in the Lake District. Here's some photo highlights of the Blencathra Walk:

Blencathra sharp edge, blencathra walk, via scales tarn, lake district,

Blencathra via Sharp Edge Walk – Sharp Edge to the right, above Scales Tarn, which is a perfect place for a stop off before the climb ahead

view from the summit of blencathra, looking towards keswick and derwent water, lake district
Looking west from the highest summit on Blencathra, Hallsfell Top, where you can make out Derwent Water just off centre. On the horizon to the left you can just make out Great Gable & Scafell Pike.

Helvellyn Snow Walk, with Photos, via Grisedale Tarn, Lake District Walks

Helvellyn Snow Walk with Photos. Helvellyn Route via Grisedale Tarn – Dollywagon Pike – Nethermost Pike. Walks in the Lake District, Winter 2011

What a walk this was! One of the best (If not most physically demanding) I've ever done in the Lake District. It was such a great walk, with amazing, awe-inspiring views that I decided to document it more than usual, and with all those photos it gave me the idea to start this blog and begin documenting my walks, with pictures and map of my Helvellyn Route

Walking in the Lakes: Some highlights of the Helvellyn Walk in the Snow...

Grisedale Tarn in the snow, Helvellyn Walk, Lake District
Grisedale Tarn, en route up towards Dollywagon Pike

Well what can I say! this was the Longest (7hrs!) Coldest (bottles of water froze!) Hardest (ever tried walking in snow for 10mile?) and Best Helvellyn Walk ever! :-) To this novice snow walker it felt like I'd been to the Himalayas and back in a day