Not as much walking as I planned this year – a familiar comment by me every year and most bloggers that I follow. Grand schemes are planned in my head, without the realisation that life/work/ family commitments will block my ambitions .
Still I will say it again, I must get out at least once a month this coming year! Now to 2012. For me the highlight of my walking year was my trip to Knoydart with my son William. Whilst we basked in the sun in the North West Of Scotland, it seemed everywhere else was drowning in the rain during the Jubilee celebrations. The walking was wonderful, the scenery was spectacular and weather was warm. I cannot think of a better place to be anywhere in the world than Scotland when the weather is good. Alex Salmon take note that wind turbines planted everywhere will turn me and many others off from visiting Scotland.
For quick reference here are links to my trip to Knoydart, if you want to revisit or missed this the first time round here are the links:
I had an earlier trip out with William,( a trip still not posted up) ! walking up to Cross Fell and then staying at Greg’s hut. We were quite surprised to find that we had the hut to ourselves that Saturday night.
Here are some photos and video from the trip. Click one of the photos to start the slide show.
A short video with my son a rather reluctant participant !
Another excellent trip in early spring before the rain came was my trip to Wild Boar Fell. The camp near the tarn is a superb place to pitch a tent. A link to the trip report is here
I will stop now, there are lots more I could put in, but this short review will turn into ‘War and Peace’, if I am not careful. I would just like to say ‘a big thanks’ to all the readers who have visited my blog this year (about 72,000 views this year) and for all the comments left.
My top five commenters this year ( in no particular order) were
Andy from surfnslide
Chrissie from Chrissiedixie
James from backpackingbongos
Martin from Summit and Valley
Alan from A Blog on the Landscape!
A Happy New Year and plenty of walking and backpacking in 2013!