Photo gallery

Rhinos in Chester

In the summer of 2010 Chester was in the grip of Rhino Mania! 62 rhinos created by the regions artists, along with 116 mini school rhinos, took up residence.

Lions of Bath 2010

A giant pride of 100 individually decorated, life-size lion sculptures took up residence in Bath, I just had to go!

Elephants in London

Elephant Parade London 2010 is a conservation campaign that shines spotlight on the crisis faced by the endangered Asian elephant. The event sees over 250 brightly painted elephants located over central London this summer, each decorated by a different artist or celebrity.

Walking the Vanguard Way

Walking the 66 miles of the Vanguard Way in September 2009, from East Croydon (London) to Newhaven (on the Sussex coast).

King Bladud's Pigs in Bath 2008

King Bladud’s Pigs in Bath was a summer 2008 public art event to celebrate Bath. Over one hundred life-size pig sculptures were on display throughout the summer all around Bath and beyond - at the end of September I found 59.

Southern Upland Way

A journey of 212 miles (in 11 days) across the southern uplands of Scotland, from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east.

Walking the Pennine Way

In May 2008 I took a leisurely 19 days to walk the 260 or so miles (412km) of the Pennine Way, from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. I was so lucky with only 2 days with poor weather, and many days with hazy sunshine which made the walk all the more enjoyable.

Brecon Beacons 2008

In early April 2008 David invited me up to Dyffryn Crawnon for a week, and I took the opportunity to stretch my legs over a bit of the Brecon Beacons

Kiva Entrepreneurs

Map and gallery of people who I have made Kiva loans to.

Walking the Wealdway

Over the Easter Bank Holiday (March 2008) I spent 4 days walking the 80miles of the Wealdway between Eastbourne on the Sussex coast to Gravesend on the River Thames in Kent

Cornwall - 2008

In early March and again in mid April I spent a few days in Cornwall. I managed a couple of walks and a garden visit...

Walking the coast of Kent

In early 2008 I spent 10 days walking the coast of Kent. While there was a bit of bad weather, which curtailed some walking, I still managed over 150 miles.

Walking Pooh country

A 40+ mile walk over Ashdown Forest, the home of Winnie the Pooh

Dorset 2007

Spent a week or so in Dorset in mid November 2007. Visited David in Sherborne and Maureen in Charminster, went on a couple of short walks, and met a giant.

East Hoathly Carnival

Carnival is held on the eve of Remembrance Sunday with a spectacular torchlight parade, inaugurated by the Last Post and one minute’s silence, followed by a bonfire and a spectacular firework display.

Walking the IoW

In October 2007 I walked around the Isle of Wight, around 65 miles of coastline, inlets, chines, towns and wonderful areas of outstanding natural beauty.

South Downs Way

A walk along the South Downs Way during late September 2007, through the counties of East Sussex, West Sussex and into Hampshire.

Sussex Ouse Valley Walk

A walk though the Ouse Valley in September 2007. 42 miles over 2 days meandering from source to sea (Lower Beeding to Seaford). Also see the <a href="">post about this walk</a>.

A nice up of tea and...

Things that go well with a nice cup of tea and a sit down.


Photos of all things living on the wild side.

Lake District walking weekend - July 2007

A gallery of images when I gatecrashed a long weekend of walking arranged by the walking club at NIMR - National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill.

Coast to Coast

Pictures from my Coast to Coast walk, May 2007, from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire. <a href="">Daily posts from the trip</a>.

Israel - January 2005

Pictures from my trip to Israel in January 2005, staying in Jerusalem to visit the botanic garden.

Northumberland trip

A trip in June 2004 to Northumberland, visiting Alnwick and Cragside Gardens - with a brief stop over to meet the Angel of the North.

Merseyside trip

Driving back from Cumbria in June 2004 I stopped off to visit Ness Botanic Garden and the National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool.

Sheffield trips

Back in 2004 I made a couple of trips to Sheffield, visiting the Winter Garden, a wander around the city centre, and a walk through the Botanic Garden.

Santa Barbara 2003

In June 2003 I visited Rosminah in Santa Barbara, California. We did a whistle-stop tour of some fantastic gardens and nurseries.