Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge St
walking, cycling, wild-camping, photography, writing, timelapse, Tour de Peak District
Lake District, Peak District, Yorks Dales, Snowdonia, Cotswolds,
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 authored or contributed to seven published books so far on themes from cycling to photography and video-making. She 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 challenging 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. This is a gravel bike route which verges on MTB territory, but has a road-based alternative for the off-road sections where they get more challenging than Sustrans-like gravel tracks.
Writing, photography and short video commissions welcome.
Images can be licenced directly from Chiz through her Photoshelter account (https://galleries.peakimages.co.uk/index).
writing (many outdoor themes, but particularly walking, cycling, wild-camping, campervanning), photography
One of the 50 authors who contributed to Cicerone’s 50 Years of Adventure (Cicerone Press, January 2019)
Contributor to AA 50 walks in the Cotswolds
Trail Magazine – frequent contributor to walking routes from Jan 2010 onwards
Short-listed Outdoor Photographer of the Year (World Wildlife Category) 2011