Red squirrel on the lower slopes of Blencathra

Borrowdale from the lower slopes of Blencathra

Day trip out from London to hike along the lower slopes of Blencathra, Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw in The Lake District. A rare close encounter with a red squirrel, as startled by me as I was by this enchanting sight.

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Deer herd, Richmond Park

Trees and lake, Richmond Park

A walk in Richmond Park, London, on the shortest day of the year.

Read more: Winter Solstice Walk - Richmond Park

Karrimor SF Cold Wet Weather Combat Boot MALE, Black

My Black Friday deal: new hiking boots, these are Karrimor SF Cold Wet Weather Combat Boot MALE, Black, UK size 9W, fresh out of the box.

Greta Gorge footpath

Dramatic light on a day of sunshine and showers in the Lake District.

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Via Julia Augusta between Menton and Ventimiglia.

Coast path between Menton and Ventimiglia.

Cross border walk along the historic coastal path between Menton and Ventimiglia, part of the Roman Via Julia Augusta.

More photos: Where the mountains meet the sea