I have have taken photographs for more years than I care to remember, and have walked the hills of Britain for a similar time. My portfolio includes plenty of images captured in following both of these passions. I have published a number of illustrated features in Yorkshire Ridings magazine, including some Yorkshire walks articles. I was therefore very pleased when the magazine's editor asked me to provide a regular walks feature for Yorkshire Ridings Magazine. There are so many stunning landscapes across Yorkshire. I hope that these articles will enable me to encourage readers to go out and about to visit places they may not have bee to previously, while also allowing me to explore walks I have not done before, and re-visit some old favourites.
For the first of these articles I decided on a walk around Fairburn Ings, an RSPB reserve near Castleford, and the historic villages of Ledsham and Fairburn. This is a great family walk - plenty of interest around the RSPB reserve, and not too long or too steep for young legs.
Yorkshire Ridings publishes older issues online, and I am also planning to post the articles on this blog after they are published in the magazine.
The full Fairburn Ings article can be seen as a pdf document by clicking on this preview image: