Not a review of the year, just some nice pictures

This year’s plans were disrupted by a new work contract coming along at the start of the summer rather than, as I’d hoped, the end of the summer. This curtailed walking plans somewhat and even more so when I found out how much time I’d have to spend working away in Edinburgh. Here’s a few pictures to illustrate the year along with the links to the trip reports and Social Hiking maps…

January – at the Outdoors Show. Highlights were talks by Kenton Cool and Helen Skelton, but otherwise the show wasn’t as good as in previous years.
January – The first of a series of walks along the Thames, this one finding a lot more culture than I ever expected in Thurrock

Blog post: Warning: Unexpected Culture in Thurrock

February – A winter meetup with Twitter friends in the Peak District

Blog post: Frozen Apple Juice

February – On the North Downs

Blog post: Mist and Mistakes and Social Hiking map

February – Part 2 of the Thameside walk from Tilbury to Stanford-No-Hope

Blog post: A Toddle around Tilbury Marshes and Social Hiking map

March – Winter wild camping in the southern Lakes, here a camp on Hard Knott looking to the Scafells

Blog Post: A Snowy Saunter around the Southern Fells and Social Hiking map

April – Family and friends holiday in the Peak District, here an afternoon in Dovedale

Social Hiking map

April – a weekend on the Norfolk coast for a family wedding, some walks along the coast and some depressingly spartan accommodation
April – Part 3 of the Thameside walk: Stanford to Pitsea

Social Hiking map

April – Thameside walk part 4 – a circuit of Canvey Island

Social Hiking map

April/May – The Cambrian Way, this year’s major expedition, sadly curtailed due to work commitments

Blog Post: Cambrian Way Phase 1 and Social Hiking map

May – Part 5 of the Thameside walk: a circular walk from Benfleet via Hadleigh and two county tops. Here the splash across to Two Tree Island

Social Hiking map

June – the traditional birthday camp, this time taking the lad for his first wild camp in the Radnor Forest

Blog post: The Geography Field trip and Social Hiking map

June – This year’s chunk of the South West Coast Path from Looe to (near) Falmouth

Blog post: South West Coast Path 2013 and Social Hiking map

July – meeting up in the Peak District for @RucksackRose’s first wild camp with @PilgrimChris, @LoneWalkerUK and @Dean_read

Blog post: A Peak District Mini-Adventure with Twitter Chums and Social Hiking Map

Svalbard sunset
August – highlight of the year, a trip to Norway and Svalbard. Here sunset at 80 degrees north

Blog Post: The Arctic Expedition and Social Hiking maps

September – meeting up with @LoneWalkerUK for a stretch of the Pennine Way from Edale to Marsden

Blog Post: Modelling on the Pennine Way and Social Hiking map

October – taking @wellycath for her first wildcamps in the Lakes

Blog Post: A Tour of the Tarns with a Damsel in Distress and Social Hiking map

October – Part 1 of the London LOOP path. Here abandoned D-Day barges used in the construction of the mulberry harbour

Blog Post: Asterix and the Defence of the Thames and Social Hiking map

November: Part 2 of the London LOOP, Upminster to Chingford

Blog post: Dithering and Social Hiking map

November: work commitments mean I’m in Edinburgh on and off until May 2014. Here was a rare chance to squeeze a walk in, taking in Arthur’s Seat

Blog post: Ennui in Edinburgh and Social Hiking map

That’s all folks. See you in 2014.

2 thoughts on “Not a review of the year, just some nice pictures

  1. All these reviews of the past year – I’ve read three today – has got me thinking I should do the same. Some great images here and interesting stories. Looking forward to viewing more in 2014.


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