About Chiz Dakin


Chiz has four books published, covering topics from cycling to video.

Cycling: Cycling in the Peak District Edition 2 is her most recent book published by Cicerone.

It has 21 great routes, covers the whole of the Peak District (including the less well known areas in the north-west around Marsden and the south-west Staffordshire Moorlands). Most of the routes are half to full-day trips of 8-40 miles (15-60km) and are a mix of quiet roads and easier off-road. The finale is the Tour de Peak District route – a multi-day trip with a twist.

Cycling in the Cotswolds (Cicerone).

Following on from the success of the Peak District book, this continues the concept of easy off-road mixed with pleasant on-road lanes in the (mostly) gently undulating Cotswolds.

Photography: Outdoor Photography (2nd Edition), is also published by Cicerone. This is a collaboration with the original author Jon Sparks, and is a complete rewrite the original from the ground up. The first part of the book deals with techniques applicable to most outdoors photography, the remainder deals with issues relating to different outdoor adventures – including hill-walking, roped climbing, cycling, caving, kayaking, snorkelling and diving.

Video: Understanding HD Video is aimed squarely at photographers making the transition from still to moving images.


Chiz writes hill-walking routes on a regular basis for Trail Magazine

Her work has also appeared in TGO, Outdoor Enthusiast, Derbyshire Life, Trek and Mountain, Outdoor Focus (the journal of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers guild). Other publishing clients include the AA, The Ramblers, Carson Dellosa Publishing.


Chiz Dakin’s Peak Images library has a large range of images available to licence.

Gritstone Publishing Co-operative

Chiz Dakin is a founder member of the Gritstone Publishing Co-operative and you can purchase signed copies of her books there.

Inspired by the Peak District

Chiz Dakin is an Inspired by the Peak District Ambassador.

Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild

Chiz Dakin is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild (OWPG)

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Social Stuff

Follow Chiz on Facebook: Chiz Dakin (personal and professional posts). (NB The PeakImages FB page was intended to be a “professional posts only” FB page, but due to FB changes is defunct as it is effectively a less visible duplicate to the personal page.)

Twitter: peakimages (rarely updated – I use FB more than Twitter).

For updates on the Tour de Peak District route and general cycling posts, follow Chiz’s Tour de Peak District page on Facebook: TourdePeakDistrict and Twitter (postings much less frequent than FB) @TourdePeakDist