The photographic quality will vary, some old pictures scanned in years ago, but I hope they'll encapsulate some of the joy I've experienced in this most beautiful part of the world.
If you're moved to preserve the environment of this region, I'd recommend joining Friends of the Lake District, a worthy charity that seeks to protect what we've always valued in this part of the world...timeless landscapes, traditional farming, and rural way of life. Please visit http://www.fld.org.uk/
No mention of the Lake District can pass without me recommending some of my favourite hostelries, essential for rehydration after a long day in the fells!
Best of the lot: the Golden Rule in Ambleside (on Smithy Brow) - a proper boozer, serving an excellent pint of Hartleys XB from Robinsons. Don't bother asking about food here. The choice is simple. Pork pie with mustard, or pickled eggs. Perfect.
|First rock climb, Scout Crag in Langdale 1973|
|On Scafell Pike 1975|
|Summit of Great Gable 1988|
|Anna and Kevin on Nab Scar above Rydal, 1989|
|On Cat Bells, 1990|
|Elterwater, gateway to Great Langdale|
|With brother Graham on Dow Crag 1989|
|On the Pillar Horseshoe 1992|
|Alan, Kevin, Anna and Jenni, good mates in the hills|
|Anna learning to brake with an ice axe, 1994|
|On High Street, 1995|
|On Striding Edge, 1995|
|Mansfield Brewery Team on Lakes Mountain Challenge |
Raising money for Children's Aid Direct 1997