My hand has been forced.

The power of the big boys. Any one who has been following the progress of The Wainwrights in Colour book or may even have kindly purchased a copy from the website here or even attended one of the many talks that I have given around the country on the subject,…

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Blencathra trig marker- an update

Blencathra summit ring

Blencathra trig ring- now gone. Obviously when researching the references for The Wainwrights in Colour book I could only record the elements of the sketch as they were on my visit. As the whole project took ten years to complete there will have been changes to some of the scenes…

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You can’t win them all…

Lakeland Book of the Year

Lakeland Book of the year Awards Yesterday we were lucky enough to attend the charity luncheon of the prestigious Lakeland Book of the Year awards at The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal. It is a location that I am familiar with as just over a year ago we held the…

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A cracking Keswick weekend

Andy Beck Keswick Mountain Festival

 What a difference a year makes…. You may recall that last year I was invited to be one of the main speakers at Keswick Mountian Festival which was a real honour and to make the best use of the weekend we decided to have a stall in the trade marquee…

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Just a simple Thank You

BBC Countryfile Magazine Book of the Year Award

I have been asked recently if winning the BBC Countryfile Award comes with some financial reward or fame on TV, well sadly not, these awards are a huge honour but no chance of getting out onto the fells with Ellie Harrison just yet. However, the good folk down at BBC…

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