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


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Our wild camping spot for the night at Angle Tarn in the Lake District



Swainby circular walk on the Cleveland Way in North Yorkshire


Swainby is a cracking little village in North Yorkshire and this is a superb circular walk that is on the Cleveland Way for half of it



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

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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 :-)



The best Catbells Walk route, near Keswick, with tips & photos of what to expect on this popular Lake District walk

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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.


My new product launches - Unique gifts for 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.


The stunning Keld waterfall walk in Swaledale, inc. Wainwath & 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 



The best Scafell Pike walk, via the Corridor Route from Seathwaite, to conquer 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 vantage 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.



Malham Cove walk in the Yorkshire Dales - Choose this route for a family day out


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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



Wild camping in the Lake District - the best way to experience the great outdoors: Top tips

There's nothing quite like a wild camp - it's an experience I'd recommend to anyone who loves walking and the outdoors. When everyone else has left the mountains you have the place to yourself - and the chance to see spectacular sunsets, sunrises, mist filled valleys and the most amazing dark and stary night skies you'll ever see if you are lucky. Whilst technically speaking wild camping is not allowed anywhere in England without the land owners prior consent, in the Lake District it is tolerated if you pitch high in the fells above the highest fence line or wall. Just pitch late and depart early morning and leave no trace of you ever being there. If you'd like to experience a wild camp yourself - check out my tips and camping essentials below.



Glamping Pods family holiday with Hot Tub near Richmond in Yorkshire

Our lovely Glamping Pod for our holiday, complete with wood-fired Hot Tub, fire pit and en-suite with shower & kitchenette



The impressive Cathedral Quarry walk from Little Langdale in the Lake District - a perfect family walk with kids too!

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This is the impressive main chamber inside Cathedral Quarry, which is a small network of interlinked quarries above Little Langdale that where mined hundreds of years ago, and although now disused, they are maintained and kept open for free by the National Trust. They are a brilliant little destination for a short walk and explore, especially with kids who will love it, and there's a pub in Little Langdale too called the Three Shires! What's not to like? 



3 best family friendly walks with kids in Yorkshire to enjoy the great outdoors


The Malham Cove walk from Balham village in Yorkshire is a brilliant walk and great adventure for young kids


A circular Ullswater Walk around Place Fell, via Sandwick, Patterdale & Boredale Hause

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You will get stunning views of Patterdale & Glenridding and Ullswater on this walk - one of the Lake Districts most popular walks 


Durham City riverside walk to get the best views of the Cathedral

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A classic 'must-see' view of Durham Cathedral over the River Wear - the best view of the Cathedral in my opinion :-)



A walk around Buttermere - my favourite Lake District 'Lake' walk

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Looking down Buttermere towards Fleetwith Pike on this cold winters day in February. You wouldn't think it on this photo but we'll experience all weathers in a couple of hours. This walk around Buttermere is my favourite 'flat' walk in the Lakes and is relatively easy, but gives plenty of different vantage points and settings and can be done in a couple of hours.  



Walking Gear - Essential checklist and tips on making your walk the best it can be!

When doing a walk - you need to take the essential bits of kit - check out my walking essentials checklist and tips to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy a walk



The 3 best Roseberry Topping walk routes with the best views, near Teesside in North Yorkshire


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Roseberry Topping is a distinctive and iconic landmark with a 'fin' like shape and is a very noticeable peak on the Cleveland Hills. It's a brilliant destination for a walk for all ages. 
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