The beautiful Loch Trool Walk & Bruce's Stone, Galloway Forest Park, Scotland


The stunning Loch Trool in Galloway Forets Park, South West Scotland



Review: Zephyros Compact 1 V3 Tent by Wild Country

Review: Zephyros Compact 1 V3 Tent by Wild Country
The Zephyros Compact 1 V3 Tent by Wild Country is a great value lightweight tent, perfect for when you need a really low weight tent such as backpacking.




Wild camping in the Lake District over a small tarn

Wild camping Lake District Scotland Helm 2 Compact Tent
Wild camping in the Lake District - you can't beat it!



Glamping in Northumberland in a Tree House Yurt with Wild Northumbrian

What a brilliant place to stay - the Tree House Yurt at Wild Northumbrian, near Kielder Water




Lake District Wild camping in the Helm 2 Compact tent by Wild Country


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What a stunning location on this wild camping trip in the Lake District - a perfect location to pitch the Helm 2 Compact tent


Gorge walking & jumping off waterfalls in Cumbria


Gorge Walking is a superb group adventure activity to do and such a good laugh.



Wild camping in the Lake District at Angle Tarn, one of the best spots in the Lakes


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Wild camping spot for the night at Angle Tarn in the Lake District - stunning place



Vango Cobra 600 Sleeping bag review


The Vango Cobra 600 Down Sleeping Bag is great value, 4-season, and packs away small & light 




Swainby circular walk on the Cleveland Way in North Yorkshire


Swainby is an ideal place to start a walk from in North Yorkshire and this is my favourite circular walking route from Swainby that is on the Cleveland Way for half of it and offers superb views.



Keld to Muker circular walk, via the Wildflower Meadows in Upper Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales


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Looking down on the River Swale towards Muker on this walk from Keld in Upper Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales



Cold water swimming health benefits - top 10

Cold water swimming benefits health
I've discovered first hand that there are literally loads of health benefits to cold water swimming



Cold water swimming - my first dip in the chilly North-sea :-P

The north-sea was an ideal place to dabble in a bit of cold water swimming - even better when it is snowing :-)



My favourite Catbells Walk route, near Keswick, Lake District

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Catbells offers some of the best views that the Lake District has to offer for a relatively modest in height mountain/fell for the Lakes. It's also a quick walk and near Keswick so its very accessible.


Unique gifts for hikers and outdoor lovers!


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Some of the artwork I have created as showcased on some products - they will make some nice gifts for any outdoor lover you know (nudge nudge wink wink ;-)



AUTUMN is a stunning time of year & here's my 5 favourite Autumn places in Northern England


Autumn is a magical time of year and a photographers dream when the leaves on the Fall trees take on many shades of brown and orange and everything in between! Read on to discover my favourite 5 autumn locations in Northern England. 



Hardraw Force waterfall walk, England's highest waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales


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Hardraw Force waterfall in all its glory - its surprising just how accessible the walk is to England's highest waterfall - perfect for kids and the elderly! Read on to learn more about this short, must-do Yorkshire Dales walk.


Keld waterfall walk in Swaledale, inc. Wain Wath Falls & Kisdon Force in the Yorkshire Dales, near the Tan Hill Inn


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The stunning view of the waterfalls at Wain Wath Force is what attracted me to this area in the first place and there are lots of other waterfalls on this short walk 



Scafell Pike best walk, via the Corridor Route, from Seathwaite, to summit England's highest mountain

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Near the summit of Scafell Pike - what views on a clear day! There are quite a few walking routes up to Scafell Pike - but the route from Seathwaite via the Corridor Route is the best in my humble opinion and is often refereed to as the Connoisseurs route, as those familiar with the various Scafell Pike routes will recommend this particular walk. You may well only ever climb Scafell Pike once in your life, so make sure you choose this best walk & this way up, and not the more popular & shorter route (but a bit of a slog) from Wasdale :)


Etive Mor Waterfall - A photographers dream! Is this the most scenic & best waterfall in Scotland?

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Etive Mor Waterfall is a popular place for photographers and it’s easy to see why when you visit this iconic and awesome Scottish location. It’s an easy to get to place and if you are in the Glencoe area it’s a must-see view. 



Isle of Skye: Top 10 must see places & best views on this breathtaking Scottish island

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The Quiraing on the Isle of Skye - a simply stunning place and this particular view point is surprisingly quite easy to get too!



Old Man of Storr Walk - the route with the best views, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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A superb view of the Old Man of Storr. Whilst many people hike right up to the Old Man of Storr - few walk beyond it to a better view point in my humble opinion, which is where this photo was taken. Make sure you do and follow the map route below for the best views of the Old Man of Storr.



Staithes cottages - a walk to the best view in Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast near Whitby


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A stunning view of Staithes in North-Yorkshire overlooking the cottage rooftops. This timeless view of the old fishing port is one of my best views in Northern England and I'll never tire of it.



Review: The Inn at Grasmere - one of the best locations for a hotel in the Lake District?

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Grasmere is one of the best Lake District locations to enjoy a holiday in this very special part of the world and The Inn at Grasmere is a superb place to stay with lovely rooms and facilities all at a good price.


Malham Cove walk in the Yorkshire Dales - best family route


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Malham Cove is a unique and picturesque place that is very accessible and it's easy to see why it's a popular walk for all the family

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