Views From An Urban Lake

About my blog

An Outdoors and Wildlife blog. With award winning photography by Ashley Beolens.

Blogging sections include Camping, Geocaching, Hiking and Nature (including advice on wildlife photography). As well as a great review section covering everything from books to camera gear, clothes to bags.

Monthly Outdoors Wellness With... Feature written by guest posters linking their mental health well being with their time spent outdoors and in nature.

Charity fundraising through walking once a year. 2018 is for CALM.

Ashley Beolens



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About me

Award winning photographer, shortlisted blogger, Dad.

Ashley Beolens is a 40 something, birder, wildlife photographer, hiker and general lover of the Outdoors. His family (Partner Zoe and three kids 8, 13 & 18 in 2018) join him on camping trips and other outdoors activities.

Hi photography has won awards both for nature and recently Fireworks on his first attempt capturing them. But all the images speak for themselves.

Having written and blogged in various places for well over 10 years, his work has been published on various channels over time.

Location:   Buckinghamshire

Brands I've worked with


Blacks Outdoor




Country Innovations


It has been fab working with you on this campaign.

Charlotte Connolly
Brand & Influencer Partnerships

Thank you so much for the fantastic and thorough review! It was a lovely read and the photos look great. We’re so pleased you liked the boots.

One of our main retailers, GO Outdoors, got in touch with us a few weeks ago asking who our favourite outdoor bloggers were. This was for their ‘Best Outdoor Blog’ category in their annual GO Outdoors Awards 2017. We sent a few of our favourites… including you!

Dee Ireland
European Digital & E-Commerce Manager Hi-Tec Europ

Thanks so much for sending the blog post over- it looks great & love the review. It’s been a pleasure working with you on this campaign.