Being a “Wainwright” nerd.

Mungrisdale Common Youtube

It has to be said that I love finding out the fine details about that famous guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright. I don’t go into his publishing or personal life, I leave that to my good friend Chris Butterfield who over the past few years has uncovered some fascinating and long…

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February in photographs

Snowdrops at Romaldkirk

Well the month of February 2020 has been and gone. It certainly threw up a mixed bag of weather here in Teesdale. As I did last month I have put together a small selection of my photographs that capture the moods and spirit of the month. Maybe you have seen…

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Two blog posts in a row.

West Plantation Bowes

Yes, thats right, the second post in two days. My blog posts are a bit like buses, you wait for a while and two come along at once. Well, I’m not saying that this is the start of a new flush of posts but after the great response to yesterday’s…

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Keswick Mountain Festival 2019

Andy Beck at Keswick Mountain Festival

This morning I have just a few moments to write a short blog as I grab a quick coffee. Today is all about preparing for my next event- the Keswick Mountain Festival 2019. This will be the third year that we have attended and it is always hard work but…

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Countdown to launch day

Helm Crag summit

Time is flying by. With less than a week to the launch of my long awaited book The Wainwrights in Colour I am busy getting everything prepared for the big event so this week should fly by. As part of the countdown I am writing a short blog each day on…

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