Bill Birkett - an authority on his native Lakeland Fells

Guided walks and photography courses in the Lake District with prizewinning and best selling photographic book author Bill Birkett. His numerous books include A Year In The Life of the Langdale Valley, A Year in the Life of ButtermereScafell - Portrait of a Mountain.

The 1,000ft plus tops listed by Bill in Complete Lakeland Fells are now widely known as The Birkett’s.

Buy signed copies of Bill Birkett's "Walk the Lakes" books here

Walk the Lakes

Since 2009 BB Publishing has been releasing the Walk the Lakes with Bill Birkett series of invaluable guides to the Lakes. Starting with the popular Walk the Langdales published in 2009, 2011 & 2012, Walk Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere published in 2010, Walk Windermere and Hawkshead in 2012, followed by Walk Borrowdale and Keswick in 2014.


I live amongst the fells in the English Lake District. What I get excited about is out there every time I look outside my bedroom window each morning. 

©Bill Birkett Millbeck Farm, Great Langdale beneath Langdale PikesI love the natural landscape, wild places and in particular the mountains. To be amongst them, climb them, walk them, listen to them, with the free wind on my face and the sun on my back, to photograph and write about them is all I ever wanted. 
So my photography and my writing is all about a passion, a life long love affair, with the hills. Everything I’ve done comes from that. 
This website is designed to show you something of my work, tell you what’s going on in my life, and share a little of the passion with you. 



New books in the Walk the Lakes series -

Writing and photography

Every month, Bill writes and photographs the walking section for Cumbria Life Magazine.
He continues to write numerous articles and supplies photos for many other publications.