Top 5 Instagram Accounts We're Following This Month (Feb 2020)

Including Bob Mortimer, the peak district and a rather strange looking doggo.

By Manchester's Finest | 18 February 2020

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We do a lot of articles on walking, primarily because people seem to absolutely bloody love it, and so this Instagram account sees some serious airtime on most of our phones. It features some truly stunning photographs of the peaks, each one pretty much making you want to run out to Patagonia, buy a jacket and head over there ASAP. Who’d have thought that even when it’s raining and cold somewhere could look SO good!?


Most people will know Bob as one half of Vic and Bob, but will also remember him as Dermot O’Hare, Councillor Evans and of course Tony Baron, who is from Hong Kong (not Finland like Mika Häkkinen). Well, he’s now on Instagram and he is funny AF (as always). He’s taken to recording videos of him speaking to an imaginary person while on the train – and they’re hilarious. Follow.


The first time you go on the Pooch of NY Instagram I guarantee you’ll be a little bit creeped out. It’s basically pictures of a rather adorable dog that gets dressed up in little human clothes and manages to look like a little hairy human. They even stand him up on two legs and it just looks a little bit weird but not weird enough that you want to stop scrolling.


If this was Tarrant on TV this would be the serious bit that they’d put on just before the adverts. This Instagram account tells John & Charlie’s Journey and their quest to raise awareness for mental health. Charlie is in fact a teddy duck that gets dressed up in various outfits, travels the UK and hangs around with a bunch of celebrities, all to encourage people to talk and end the stigma around mental health.


James Wise first came to my attention when I found one of his pictures online. It was of the outside of a laundrette in Cleveleys – a laundrette that I’d walked past a thousand times but never ever thought to take a picture of. That’s the beauty of James’ work though – he takes images of old, closing or closed shop fronts, many of which are forgotten portals into the past, to make social commentary at its most striking.