🌲🌲 Road, Rail & Trail celebrates all that is great about the outdoors, adventure and exploration through damn fine printed goods.
Launching with a collection of prints to commemorate the incredible National Parks of the United Kingdom. Each National Park print will be released individually, alongside other products, to celebrate and appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the world outside our doorsteps.
In a world of screens, Road, Rail & Trail is here for everyone who enjoys riding, running, walking and wandering through the great outdoors.
More updates coming soon, follow the journey...
🌲 Let’s get outside 🌲
It's not always going to be sunny skies across the UK! Riding in heavy rain is something that’s almost inevitable if you’re a cyclist in this country. @alex_pierrot94 is one of the blokes who is working on getting the team well-prepared with wet weather clothing for this gruelling 900 mile journey. If you want to help us to help you then get in touch at email@example.com.
Rain falling on flooded fields on the flanks of Lowick Beacon on a dark, moody afternoon in Cumbria.
Fujifilm X-T3, Fujinon 18-55 f2.8-4.0 @ 18mm, f=11, 1/25th Second, ISO640
2 frames stitched together in Lightroom Classic CC to achieve a near native 16:9 ratio.
A very dramatic, rugged shot of Gordale Scar nr Malham in The Yorkshire Dales National Park. @alicebocock is well placed to show us the scale of this huge gorge. Definitely looks worth checking out if you’re ever up near Janet’s Foss!
Thank you for sharing your UK hiking capture @alfcheck !
To Inspire someone’s next UK hiking adventure follow and tag @ukhikingcaptures or #ukhikingcaptures
1 1718 February, 2020
⬅️⬅️⬅️SWIPE LEFT FOR PANORAMA!!!!!📸📷📸
Leaving the lakes to head back to the reality of making a living always leaves me feeling sad and a little bit down. Yesterday's drive back across the A66 was a little different. As soon as I saw the light in the mirror of my van I HAD to get off the road, get the camera out and start snapping. I've never really been a fan of HDR photography but for some reason whilst fumbling to take the shot before the light went I just had to bracket the shots to meter for the foreground aswell as the light shafts and distant mountains. So here is a scene showing Helvellyn to the left and Blencathra to the right with the mountains behind Keswick in the distance.
A sudden and unplanned shoot on the way home which filled me with optimism to get me through another week of uninspiring arboriculture 🤫Until the weekend, Lake District.
Our bloke @officialtrowson always has a fact or two up his sleeve. Here are some for traversing the entire UK (LEJOG or JOGLE). - Flying is 47 minutes by McDonnell Douglas in an F-4K Phantom
- 26 days, 7 hours. Time taken by one person to walk it backwards
- Cycling 1 day, 21 hours - NO SLEEP!!!!
- Running in 10 days by Don Ritchie and Richard Brown
- 49 days. Time taken for David Sullivan to walk, hitting golf balls all the way
Let us know if you have any other interesting facts about this journey!
Eagle Stone on Baslow Edge.
I was relieved this past week to find out that I wasn't the only person to think it looks far more like an old man talking to clouds than it does an eagle.
Whether it was placed by a Norse god or is just an old pre marriage tradition for the people of Baslow to carry on doesn't really matter, for me it represents the enduring power of nature, to think how long it has stood and what it has witnessed in that time and will carry on witnessing long after I'm gone.
Looking to begin your 2020 adventures in a National Park but don’t know what to expect? The countryside code will keep you safe and our protected landscapes beautiful! Respect other people, protect the natural environment, and enjoy the outdoors!
The Glenlivet and Tomintoul area is one of the best places in the Cairngorms Dark Sky Park to discover the wonders of the night sky.
Covering 244 km2 It is also surrounded by hills of 700 – 800m which help to protect it from much of the light pollution, as a result, the underlying quality of its night skies is excellent. Not only does this remote area have stunning dark skies but it also has easy access allowing everyone to enjoy a night sky brimming with stars.
📷Paul McGregor #DarkSkies#NationalParks#NationalParksUK#UKNationalParks#Night#Stargazing#Astronomy#AstronomyPhotographer
Imagine getting to the top of a steep ascent and seeing this view!
This is the fantasmic Pen Y Fan horseshoe.... which had me with this face 😳when I first saw it! 😂
Ok, so because of the length it’s a swipe job I’m afraid... so please check out the whole thing (I’ve put the full image in my stories for full effect ☀️) Ohhh and you can just make out a tiny @neil_holman just about to descend the ridge on the right hand side. We figured out that even though we don’t know each other ...we were both up there at the same time and in each other’s pictures 🤣
As much as people like to warn against climbing Crib Goch in winter (something about ice on a narrow ridge being dangerous¿), I can’t imagine you’d get shots like this any other season. The green hillsides, the ice and snow, golden hour at 3pm... all within one glorious view
The Red Ridge, shown here, was eloquently introduced to me on a train by a drunk Welshman who was insisting that it was no wider than the narrow isle between our seats. I didn’t take him too seriously... until reaching places where I could sit down and hang my legs over each side of the mountain, sneaking the occasional look at the ground- a dizzying 930m (~2800ft) below