West Pennines Calendar 2022

Following on from the Lakeland charity calendar I produced last year, I’ve decided to create one for 2022 too. As our successive lockdowns have meant I’ve stayed closer to home in the last couple of years, I feel I’ve got to know almost every inch of my local moors, so this calendar features some of

Subway Set

When I head out on my lockdown walks, I usually head in a northerly direction to the moors, but recently I decided to head south. To anyone who doesn’t know Bolton, you’d be forgiven for being surprised at just how much green space there is in and around the town. After (only) six years of

Lakeland Calendar 2021

Encouraged on by a friend who’s as much a fan of walking in the Lake District as I am, I’ve decided to produce a 2021 Lakeland Charity Calendar. I’m selling these for £15.00 plus first class postage. For most of the UK, this brings the total to £18.70 (at the time of writing). I’m donating

Calendar grid

Lakeland Calendar 2020

About this time last year, I set about creating a calendar of Lakeland views to give to friends and family at Christmas. I’m pleased to say it went down pretty well, so I thought I should create a record of my selected mages on my website too – at least before the year is out.

Locktown Working

At the height of lockdown, under the most restrictive social measures we’ve ever seen in our lifetimes, I’m keen to understand what impact this is having on Bolton’s town centre.  Dubbed “Worktown” due to its central role in the Mass Observation of 1937, should we now be referring to Bolton as “Locktown”?  On the 25th April

Interchange Exchanges

Recently opened in 2017, the Interchange in Bolton still feels like a brand-new building. Replacing the tatty-looking bus station on Moor Street, it brings rail, bus, cycles and taxis together, creating a convenient transport hub for the town. Apparently, it’s sustainably designed, with a light airy architecture that includes a pretty impressive sky bridge linking

Route 666

Deciding to head into Bolton on Saturday 25th April, to see how the town centre was faring under lockdown, I commenced my urban trek at 8:30am from the Blackburn Road stretch of the A666 with 2 miles ahead of me into town. Well if you ever plan to motor west Just take my way that’s the

36 Shots – Winter Hill

In early summer 2019, I had an assignment to complete for a course. The brief was to take 36 different shots of the same object; they had to be outdoors but the choice of subject was completely left to me to decide. After quite a bit of deliberation and after my thoughts repeatedly kept coming