View of the Trotternish Peninsula on Skye

The early bird…

“Let’s meet before dawn. That way we’ll get the best light.” As an outdoor writer, when a photographer says those words to me, I have two immediate and simultaneous responses.

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Winter on Mellbreak

The path up from Mosedale is a slog. With the depth of the snow increasing with every few feet gained, the slope feels considerably steeper and longer than I remember

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Winter walking

The winter blues

I can never decide which I love more – spring or autumn. The return of colour to the landscape in May is truly uplifting; but the kaleidoscopic hues of October

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Vivienne Crow Blog Post - Artist Joan Prickett contribution to Through the Locking Glass

Through The Locking Glass

In April, while much of the world was in strict lockdown, artists and writers in Cumbria were being invited to contribute to a book that would help document this unique

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Walking the Wolds

Since lockdown eased, the number of people walking in the countryside seems to have sky-rocketed. Strangely though, everyone’s flocking to the same places – honeypots such as Buttermere, Snowdon, the

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