Our Photographers

Superb Photography

The growing success of the highly illustrated and structured Top 10 Walks series is built in part around the work of some truly outstanding professional photographers.

While some of our striking images are taken in-house and some sourced through stock libraries, many are also specially commissioned from some of Britain’s best young landscape photographers. Their amazing ‘golden hour’ dawn and dusk pictures help bring the books alive. They make you want to be there now, and so you buy the book.

We believe great photography makes all the difference.

Chiz Dakin

Chiz is an award-winning freelance photographer with particular interest in outdoor photography themes such as landscape, adventure sports and travel.

She also writes walking and cycling guidebooks, as well as teaching photography on workshops and photo trails in Derbyshire/Peak District and Spain.


James Grant

James is an award winning photographer specialising in landscape photography, mainly in the Peak District. He prefers to take images at sunrise or sunset and sometimes in very changeable weather to capture views rarely seen. His work has been published in various magazines and he has a number of partnerships and clients including 84.5mm camera filters, Visit Peak District and Blacks Outdoors.


Paul Newcombe

Paul is a  graphic designer and photographer who’s lucky to live just outside the Peak District National Park. He is passionate about landscape photography. As well as trying to do justice to the beauty of the Peak District, he also captures images of the rest of the United Kingdom whenever he can.


Carl Rogers

Carl is an established graphic designer and outdoor photographer, as well as a keen climber, author, publisher and co-director of Northern Eye Books. His striking photographs and panoramic shots of Wales, the Wales Coast Path and the Lake District can be seen in many of our books.

His photographs have appeared in several outdoor magazines and regional newspapers. Carl is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

Stewart Smith

Stewart is a professional landscape and commercial photographer whose clients include Cumbria Tourism, Keswick Tourism Association, The Forestry Commission, Lakes Alive and Stagecoach. He also runs photography courses and workshops, and produces fine art prints and greetings cards.

He was shortlisted for the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Award in 2010.


Steve Thompson

Steve is a professional landscape photographer who has a deep appreciation of nature. He spends a lot of time watching the sky, staying out late, getting up early and chasing the light  — which shows in his astonishing photographs.