Sallows and Sour Howes

Looking down on Windermere from Sour Howes

A more unusual route to take in these two Wainwright Fells On Location: 22nd April 2021 Parking: Limited parking space near St Anne’s farm, Grassgarth. Please be considerate to farmers and other users of the byway. GR: SD4417 9960 Route map: click on the arrow to play the route. GPX…

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Remembering…..

Great Gable summit

Following the launch of my idea to frame up the pages of the faulty copies of The Wainwrights in Colour books (see here) to help raise funds for Mountain Rescue, I have been busy this week mounting the pages and dispatching them out to customers. The fells chosen by customers…

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Another great weekend

Andy Beck Keswick Mountain Festival

I am just back from another great weekend promoting and selling The Wainwrights in Colour book. This was the third time that we had been at Keswick Mountain Festival and amazingly this was the best so far. The weather was better than expected, the rain that was forecast for the…

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Hay Stacks- a classic view

Hay Stacks Watercolour painting

Following the recent completion of my watercolour painting of Striding Edge on Helvellyn (which you can read about here) I am continuing with the “Classic View” theme by presenting this new watercolour below of Hay Stacks from Peggy’s Bridge. This scene is one that is often observed by those who…

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The 214 Completed

 Well after such a long time last night was rather special with regards to The Wainwrights in Colour project. It was the evening that I framed up the sketches for the very last of the 214 fells for the whole undertaking. Obviously the work on all of the 1500 sketches…

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Latrigg above the layers

Great Dodd sunrise

A recent period of high pressure over the country has given us a rather warm and settled period of autumnal weather. The colours of the foliage on the trees has been the best for many a year and this has been mixed with some days of mists which really put…

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