Moorland Work and Play

Night Climbin’

Forget night clubbing’, night climbing is the thing to do as the dark evenings draw in! One September evening, I’d been taking photos of Wilton Quarry at sunset from a favourite vantage point that overlooks a distinctive promontory of rock called the Prow. As I’d had the best of the blue hour light, I was

Wilton Fest 2021

I got to know the nearby Wilton Quarries through Lockdown of 2020. In the first tranche, when the quarries were completely empty, I saw the new shoots of spring fill the quarry in places where climbers might have been if not for the pandemic. By summer, when restrictions had eased slightly, I witnessed climbers return

“Going back to Rockville” – another Wilton blog

R.E.M. tributes aside, you may remember that right at the start of lockdown, I started exploring paths accessible on foot from home, to make the most of my daily permitted exercise, and a route that quickly became my favourite was through the series of Wilton Quarries onto the moors. At this time the quarries were

Sandstone, Scaling and Shooting

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I have a particular fondness for the bleak, bleached beauty of the West Pennine Moors that I that I live close to. I’m no stranger to solo walking, and now we’re in lockdown, it’s these moors that I head out to, on foot from my front door,