Hiking, Camping and Photography Blog Entries


Following is an up to date index of my Lake District and Yorkshire Dales walking, camping and photography blog entries. Please click on one to read the article.



Hiking, Camping and Photography Blog Entries was last modified: August 18th, 2020 by Gavin Dronfield
Colourful dawn clouds over High Street ridge footpath from thornthwaite crag Lake District Wild Camping
STICKY POST : A list of wild camping locations in the Lake District National Park tried and tested out by yours truly, including tips and advice

silhouetted langdale pikes above cloud enveloped rossett pike from calm tarn on tongue head under red dawn skies Wild camping on Tongue Head
September 2021 : Climbing Tongue Head from Borrowdale for a camp before witnessing a wonderful dawn above the mist

backlit bannerdale barn in copse of trees surrounded by dry stone wall in summer A wild camp at Angle Tarn
August 2020 : Walking from the old church in Martindale to Angle Tarn via Beda Fell for a night's wild camping before returning via Bannerdale

great gable and green gable summits separated by windy gap above swirling cloud under pink dawn skies Wild Camping on Allen Crags
July 2020 : A long walk from the hamlet of Stonethwaite along the wild Langstrath valley to the summit of Allen Crags for a great night's wild camping before returning via Grains

atmospheric pink tinged cloud swirling round silhouetted summit cairn on dale head at dawn Dale Head wild camp
August 2019 : A walk from Little Town in the Newlands Valley to the exposed summit of Dale Head on what fortunately turned out to be a very still night of wild camping

esk pike summit shelter with silhouetted scafell pike ridge background during clear orange summer sunset Wild camping on Esk Pike
July 2019 : Climbing from Seathwaite into the big fells on a sunny Saturday in summer looking for a place to wild camp. Esk Pike turned out to be a great choice!

high cup nick at the head of high cup gill valley bathed in red light during dusk seen from the pennine way footpath A walk from Dufton to High Cup Nick
January 2019 : An eight mile walk from Dufton along the Pennine Way track to watch sunset at High Cup Nick in winter. And what a sunset it turned out to be!

ancient beech under a yellow and green autumnal canopy in gelt woods Gelt Woods walk in autumn
October 2018 : A walk along the River Gelt in Gelt Woods in autumn, when the woods are at their colourful best

reflections of sergeant man summit crag in a calm tarn during clear dawn Sergeant Man wild camp from Grasmere village
June 2018 : An eleven mile climb from Grasmere village via Easedale Tarn for a wonderful night's wild camping under the summit of Sergeant Man

evening view of yorkshire three peaks from stone cairns / stone men on wild boar fell Wild camping on Wild Boar Fell
May 2018 : A seven mile climb up Wild Boar Fell from Cotegill Bridge for a windy, sleepless night's wild camping. The dawn made it all worthwhile though!

Grafitti on sandstone wall inside Lacys Cave Visiting Lacy’s Caves from Little Salkeld
November 2017 : A walk along the River Eden near Little Salkeld in Cumbria to visit Lacy's Caves - a series of small caves carved into a sandstone cliff above the river

styhead pass footpath passes styhead tarn under dark ominous stormy skies at sunset Wild camp at Styhead Tarn
October 2017 : A walk from Seathwaite in Borrowdale via Sprinkling Tarn to spend a stormy night wild camping at Styhead Tarn

atmospheric dawn mist in the Hole of Horcum with heather in flower A dawn walk round the Hole of Horcum
September 2017 : The tale of a wonderful misty dawn photography trip to The Hole of Horcum in the North York Moors National Park when the heather was still in flower

Janets Foss woods path through flowering wild garlic The classic Malham Round
May 2017 : A springtime walk through stunning limestone scenery from Malham in the Yorkshire Dales taking in Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove

winskill stones limestone pavement and hawthorne tree at sunset A walk from Stainforth to Winskill Stones
April 2017 : Watching sunset from the limestone pavement of Winskill Stones near Stainforth in Ribblesdale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

River Esk flows through golden autumn Eskdale woodland from Trough House Bridge Stanley Ghyll Force walk
November 2016 : A short walk from Trough House Bridge through autumnal Eskdale woodland to the stunning waterfall of Stanley Ghyll Force

Innominate Tarn view towards red tinged Great Gable during atmospheric stormy sunset Haystacks wild camp at Innominate Tarn
October 2016 : An unforgettable stormy night of wild camping in thunder and lightening at Innominate Tarn on Haystacks (its the only way to get the place to yourself!)

Gunnerside Beck flows through Bunton Hush and Bunton Mine summer panorama Gunnerside lead mines from Gunnerside
September 2016 : A walk from Gunnerside up Gunnerside Gill to visit the disused lead mines amidst a devastated landscape above Swaledale, in the Yorkshire Dales

shafts of light over Buttermere from Warnscale Bothy Warnscale Head Bothy visit
August 2016 : A climb from Gatesgarth Farm in the Buttermere Valley up to the MBA-maintained and well-camouflaged Warnscale Head Bothy for a look inside

Muker wildflower meadows buttercups, red clover, yellow rattle, hawksweed A visit to the wildflower meadows of Swaledale
July 2016 : Wandering through the spectacular wildflower meadows near Muker in Swaledale in the summer when they were in flower

blue Lake District hills before dawn from Great End Great End wild camp in summer
June 2016 : The tale of a nine mile walk from Seathwaite Farm at the head of Borrowdale in the Lake District to the summit of Great End for a great night’s wild camping

Robin Hoods Howl path through flowering ramsons in verdant beech woodland in spring Bluebells and ramsons in Robin Hoods Howl
May 2016 : Visiting Robin Hoods Howl, a coppiced beech woodland on the edge of the North York Moors National Park that is carpeted with ramsons in springtime

woodland reflections on Thirlmere Reservoir shoreline Storm Desmond hits the Lake District
December 2015 : A tour around the northern Lake District surveying some of the damage caused by Storm Desmond in December 2015

Sun rays at dawn looking down Sharp Edge to Scales Tarn on Blencathra Blencathra wild camp in autumn
September 2015 : The tale of an amazing misty night out wild camping on the summit ridge of Blencathra, in the northern fells of the English Lake District

wast water in misty wasdale from westmorland cairn on great gable under azure skies Great Gable and Green Gable from Borrowdale
May 2015 : A day that started out in a murky Borrowdale turned out to be one the most memorable days in the Lake District fells, taking in Great Gable and sunset from Green Gable

multi coloured dawn from Place Fell summit The Lyrid Meteor Shower from Boredale Hause
May 2013 : A very unsuccessful night out to watch meteors at Boredale Hause that turned into a very successful dawn shoot on Place Fell in the English Lake District

The Strid in River Wharfe in autumn The Strid in Strid Woods in autumn
December 2011 : An autumnal day out at The Strid, a set of rapids in the River Wharfe near Bolton Abbey, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park




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