Contours Holidays Photo Competition Winners

Every year for nine years, our walkers have dazzled the Contours office with stunning snaps. Choosing a winner is never easy, but here are our absolute favourites from past competitions.

Ready to capture the winning photo yourself? Check out this year's photo competition.


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At Froggatt Edge by Leigh Gardener
Pride of the Peak


Dramatic Cliffs Between Lyme Regis and Poole by Jim West
Dorset leg of the South West Coast Path


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Action and Intrigue: 5000 Year Old Tree Stumps by David Knocker
Ceredigion Coast Path

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Brighten Our Day: Who's Frightening Who? by Martyn Clarke
Cumbria Way

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Landscapes: Manobier to Bosherton by Melany Cueva
Pembrokeshire Coast Path


Action and Intrigue: Entering Broadway Village by Andrew Langager
Cotswold Round

Brighten Our Day: Abbey Road by Tim Carter
Cleveland Way

Landscapes: View of Howgills near Lake Thwaite by Gary Gimbel
Dales Way


Dogs on Holiday: Family Enjoying Chesters Fort with Rosie the Dog by Dave G
Hadrian's Wall Path

Architecture: The View Catcher by Barbara Milne-Redhead
Great Glen Way

Humour: Password Please by Joanna Davies
Offa's Dyke Path

Landscapes: Cave Dale by Rod Bird
Limestone Way

Waterscapes: Sunset at Blakeney by David Raynor
Norfolk Coast Path


Dogs on Holiday: Mollie on Holiday by Jodie Archer
Coast to Coast Walk

Architecture: A Beautiful Old Hand Cart by Pauline Ellington
Limestone Way

Fun Times: Curious Sheep near Seatoller by Michael Searle
Coast to Coast Walk

Landscapes: Morning Mist over Kinlochleven by Jan Augustine
West Highland Way

Waterscapes: Derwentwater by Else Carriere
Cumbria Way


Special Objectives: Completing the Walk by Vanessa Burrell
Cleveland Way

Structures: Nine Standards Rigg by Adrian Pugh
Coast to Coast Walk

Fun Times: Friendly Bull by Duncan Pye
Hadrian's Wall Path

Landscapes: Woody Bay and View to Crock Point by Sigridur Hrafnkelsdottir
South West Coast Path


Special Objectives: Elders in Training by Peter Cueva
Alternative Coast to Coast Walk

Structures: White Castle by Tim Carter
Offa's Dyke Path

Fun Times: Archie on the Way Up Dumyat by Tim Nelson
Mary Queen of Scots Way

Landscapes: Mount Goat Fell by Esther Doorn
The Arran Coastal Way


Photo taken at Humshaugh on Hadrian's Wall Path by Hazel Alexander

Humshaugh by Hazel Alexander
Hadrian's Wall Path



Special Objectives: Silent Upon a Peak in Northumberland by Will Robson
Hadrian's Wall Path

Smardalegill Viaduct by Raymond Riggs

Structures: Smardalegill Viaduct by Raymond Riggs
Coast to Coast Walk

Ambiguous Sign by Jane Wilde

Fun Times: Ambiguous Sign by Jane Wilde
North Downs Way

Looking west from Kidsty Pike by Raymond Riggs

Landscapes: Looking West from Kidsty Pike by Raymond Riggs
Coast to Coast Walk



Special Objectives: In the Lake District near Cleator by Greg Abrams
Coast to Coast Walk

Smardalegill Viaduct by Raymond Riggs

Structures: Fairbourne Sunset by Colin Bathe
Meirionnydd Coast Path

Ambiguous Sign by Jane Wilde

Fun Times: Struggling in the Yorkshire Dales by Greg Abrams
Coast to Coast Walk

Looking west from Kidsty Pike by Raymond Riggs

Landscapes: Steam Train at Llangollen by Simon and Clare Parker
Offa's Dyke Path


Embarking on a Contours Holiday in 2023? Don't forget to capture your best moments on the trail for a chance to win in our annual photo competition. Here are some great tips for photography on the trails. Don't worry if you don't have a dedicated camera -- here's how to get the most out of your smartphone's lens.

We look forward to enjoying all your dazzling snaps! Find out how to enter our annual photo competition.