Personal Information


Chiz Dakin




07812 001505

Email Address


Specialist Activities

walking, cycling, wild-camping, photography, writing, timelapse, Tour de Peak District

Specialist Areas

Lake District, Peak District, Cotswolds, Yorks Dales, Snowdonia
Rest of UK (generally hilly or coastal areas)
Polar Regions (Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica, South Georgia)
Southern Regions (Falkland Isles, Australia, New Zealand)

Professional Details

Short Biography

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

She has four books published so far on themes from cycling to photography and video-making, writes walking routes on a regular basis for Trail magazine and articles on outdoors themes for various other magazines and supplies additional images to publishers to illustrate other writer’s work.

She has developed the 3-5 day “Tour de Peak District” long distance cycling route (255km/150miles) taking the “nicest nearest line to the Peak District National Park boundary” for her “Cycling in the Peak District” guidebook.

Writing, photography and short video commissions welcome.

Images can be licenced directly from Chiz through her Photoshelter account (

Professional Activities

writing (many outdoor themes, but particularly walking, cycling, wild-camping, campervanning, photography), photography


Short-listed Outdoor Photographer of the Year (World Wildlife Category) 2011
OWPG Award for excellence in Photography 2008

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