This Visitor Gallery features the photographs of Paul Thickitt. Paul first visited The Lakes in 1988 on a family day trip to Windermere and Ambleside and immediately fell in love with the Lakes.
More trips followed and he became increasingly fascinated by all the people wandering around in walking gear. He ransacked the local library for all the walking books he could find, Paul says “Bob Allen’s book ‘On High Lakeland Fells’ was a particular influence and, after reading it several times, I decided that I too would like to climb a “mountain”. After twisting my brother-in-law’s arm somewhat to come with me I finally ventured into the hills in May 1990 and made my first ascent of a Lakeland (or indeed any) hill. We climbed High Street from Mardale Head, it was a warm, sunny day and the views were terrific. From that moment I was hooked”.
Paul still regularly walks in the Lake District whenever he can, more of his photos can be found on his Flickr page.
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