Unexpected Pheasants

When I go out for a walk, I always take my camera. You never know what will turn up. Sometimes, you get something entirely unexpected. Today was one of those days. I had… Continue reading

Black-headed Gull

Taken at Brandelhow Landing on Derwentwater, a black-headed gull dives off a mooring post

Great Gable

Back in 2010 I had a great day out walking Scafell and Scafell Pike. It was a long day too, and I didn’t get to the summit of Scafell Pike until late afternoon,… Continue reading

Pavey Ark

Pavey Ark taken from Harrison Stickle. The eagle-eyed amongst you will spot the walkers near the top of Jacks Rake.


Whilst walking up Stone Arthur one day, a wheatear obligingly waited on a rock outcrop whilst I dug my zoom out of my rucksack. Animals are great when they do that.

Lenticular Cloud Formation

In one of those curious coincidences, I had watched a television programme on cloudspotting the previous evening. The very next day, I spotted these lenticular clouds forming over Helvellyn.


Blencathra from High Rigg. High Rigg is one of the Lake Districts great ‘value for money’ fells, where the views are out of all proportion to the effort required to get to the… Continue reading

Acers and raindrops

Cobwebs in the garden

Looking at the cobwebs, it seems that the spiders took great care as they created a beautiful web spiral from outside to in, then they seem to have gotten to a point near… Continue reading

Muddy Boots

After a day walking in the Black Mountains, your boots tend to bring back a reasonable amount of peat!