Nick Bartrum has been walking in the wild places of the British Isles for many years, from as far afield as Scotland, to the Derbyshire Dales and the West Country, but the Waveney Valley, on the Suffolk and Norfolk border, has always been his home patch. It is a wildlife rich corridor, a lifeline between acres of patchwork fields and big open factory floor farming.
He has walked the fenland footpaths here for more than twenty five years and enjoyed some mesmerising and enchanting encounters with the wildlife of the valley.
A few years ago, he decided to buy a camera with the aim of trying to capture the wildlife he encountered during his meanders. The challenge of getting close to nature is one of the most rewarding things he has ever done, and it is addictive.
It is Nick’s deep love of nature that keeps him going back. It is always a sanctuary and an inspiration.