Egton Bridge Walks, The Lone Tree & Moors full of Heather, North Yorkshire Walks

When the heather is in bloom, the North York Moors are a truly special, unique & beautiful place.


A lone tree on Egton High Moor surrounded by a carpet of flowering heather near Egton Bridge on the North York Moors
A lone tree on Egton High Moor surrounded by a carpet of flowering heather as the sun sets, near Egton Bridge on the North York Moors. What this image doesn't capture is the aroma of heather which just added to the beauty of this place. © Stuart Hodgson 2014

Fairfield circular walk, from Patterdale, Ullswater, Lake District Walks

Some of the photo highlights from one of the best, but more unknown walks in the Lake District:



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Looking towards the summit of Fairfield - one of my best views from the days walking in the Lake District. The river in the foreground made for a nice little composition. It was also a great little place to stop off and grab a bite to eat. And because this Fairfield walking route isn't one of the most well-known - we didn't see anyone else in this valley.
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Another of my best views of the day. While climbing to the summit of Fairfield - you get an excellent view over towards Helvellyn, which is the darker summit to the right - and Striding edge is coming in the picture from the left edge of the photo. The peak closest to us here is Dollywagon Pike, followed by Nethermost Pike - with Helvellyn in the far distance.

Haystacks & Buttermere walk - Alfred Wainwrights best Lake District view

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The summit of Haystacks gives some of the best views in the Lake District - and if you are prepared to walk a little later on an evening then you could be in for a treat with an amazing sunset such as this!


Best Hadrian's wall walk & best views guide: Steel Rigg to Housesteads, via Sycamore Gap.

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Sycamore Gap - one of the most iconic and best Hadrian's Wall views on this stunning and historic short walk. Read on to find out where Sycamore Gap is exactly on Hadrian's Wall and how to get here (it's easy when you know how!)

Hadrians Wall: The 'must-see' best bits:


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Approaching Housesteads Roman Fort, which is the best preserved Roman fort in the UK. A classic and must-see Hadrian's Wall view and one of Britain's best views on this short Hadrian's Wall walk.

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This impressive view gives a real sense of the rugged, rolling Northumbrian landscape that Hadrian's Wall covers.