Chuffed my blog's won an award!

What a great end to 2015! I'm chuffed to bit with this! My blog was voted the Best Independent Blog of the Year 2015 by Go Outdoors Customers! Thank you all for your votes!

Stunning autumnal views & walks at Blea Tarn, Langdale, Lake District, UK.

Blea Tarn, Langdale Pikes, Autumn, Ambleside, Windermere, Langdale Chase, Hotel, Lake District, Lakes, Best Views
Sitting down and soaking in the stunning autumnal views above Blea Tarn and looking towards the Langdale Pikes


A Spectacular Cloud Inversion from Walla Crag, near Keswick, Lake District, UK.

A quick evening walk up to Walla Crag to see a spectacular cloud inversion in the Lake District


Cloud inversion walla crag keswick lake district views see
Looking west from Walla Crag, towards the peaks of Crag Hill and Grisedale Pike, with Derwent Water buried beneath the cloud.

My first Calendar! Northern England's Finest Landscapes 2016

My 2016 Calendar - featuring photos of my best landscapes from Northern England, including the Lake District, Northumberland & Yorkshire. Christmas Present Gift walking hiking photography ideas
My 2016 Calendar - featuring photos of my best landscapes from Northern England, including the Lake District, Northumberland & Yorkshire.


The steep 'Jacks Rake' route scramble up the Langdale Pikes, via Stickle Tarn, Lake District Walks

A breathtaking walk & tricky scramble up to Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake, then onto Harrison Stickle & Pike of Stickle in Langdale, Lake District


Langdale Pikes, Jacks rake, Ambleside, Windermere, Pavey Ark, Lake District Walks Best
One of the best views from this Jacks Rake Walk. This picture is from the top of Pavey Ark, one of the Langdale Pikes. You can see Stickle Tarn to the centre quite well as it's the closest, Windermere Lake to the far left, Coniston Water centre in the far distance and the small Blea Tarn to the right.

Low Fell Walk, Crummock Water, Lake District Walks

A stunning evening walk up Low Fell, one of the Lake District's hidden gems offering some of the best views in the Lakes



Low Fell Walk, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Loweswater, Best Lake District view
One of the best photos of the day - view from the most southern end of Low Fell looking towards Crummock Water and the distant Buttermere fells as the sun goes down behind me. What an awesome evening summers walk this was.

Buttermere Lake Walk & 'The Tree', Lake District Walks


A leisurely walk round Buttermere with great views of Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks


Buttermere, Fleetwith Pike, Tree, lake, Photo, Haystacks, Lake District walks, Alfred Wainwright, Best View
My best photo of the day - looking over Buttermere lake towards Fleetwith Pike (near the tree) and Haystacks (Alfred Wainwrights favourite Lake District mountain) to the right of Fleetwith Pike. 


My Best Lake District Views

My Top 8 best views in the Lakes for photography

Wastwater, lake district, best view, scafell pike
This view of Wastwater was voted Britain’s Favourite View in 2007 by television viewers.


Gowbarrow fell walk & Aira Force, Ullswater, Lake District Walks

Ullswater, One of the best views in the Lake District

Ullswater on this Gowbarrow fell walk, looking towards Glenridding and the Helvellyn range. This is a lovely walk providing some of the best views of Ullswater, and also including Aira Force.
Ullswater from Green Hill on this Gowbarrow fell walk, looking towards Glenridding and the Helvellyn range. This is a lovely walk providing some of the best views of Ullswater, and also including Aira Force.

Roseberry Topping & Bluebell Wood, North Yorkshire Walks

Roseberry Topping - Bluebells in Newton Wood
Roseberry Topping - Bluebells in Newton Wood (Taken early June 2013 - a little later in the year than usual)

Staithes circular walk, via Roxby, North Yorkshire Walks

A circular walk starting and finishing on the Cleveland Way in Staithes, a quaint old fishing village on the North Yorkshire Coast

Staithes circular walk on the Cleveland Way, North Yorkshire coast walks, best view
This pic of Staithes is one of my best views in Northern England. Staithes itself is a unique old fishing village on the North-Yorkshire coast which retains a lot of it's character from bygone years and is one of my favourite coastal locations. It's worth a visit in itself - but on this occasion it was the starting and finishing point for a circular walk of about 6.5 miles, taking in the coast and inland woodland.