Pictures of the Year 2017 Posted on 27 December, 201710 January, 2023 by Matthew in Miscellaneous This is just a selection of a few favourite memories and pictures from what’s happened this year. New Year’s Day: A stroll on Walkhampton Common, Dartmoor January: A camp at Shelstone Tor, looking across to Paul’s favourite – Blackator. Coldest camp of the year, but at least I finally got to visit the Slipper Stones. January: An early start on a crisp day walking from Upminster to Grays March: Binsey, a favourite fell, largely because of the view of the northern part of the Lake District… …also location for the first art class of the year March: A spot of painting at Blea Tarn. Later in the day I climbed High Rigg and met Robin (@blgpackinglight) for dinner March: A section of the Cambrian Way from Ponterwyd to Mallwyd. 4 days of solitude and bogs in the relatively unfrequented area behind Plynlimon April: A week in Northumberland taking in all the usual places including Hadrian’s Wall April: A 4 day backpack on Dartmoor’s south Moor with Paul. Final training run for the TGO Challenge April: home made dehydrated pasta bolognese. This year I started making my own dehydrated backpacking meals. This was a great success and I’ve not bought a commercial dried meal since. May: Bluebells. I’m not really much of a botanist, but I do enjoy seeing the swathes of bluebells in the woods this time of year May: TGO Challenge. The start at Dornie May: TGO Challenge – crossing the Monadhliath May: TGO Challenge – the shortcut through the Lairig Ghru May: Challenge – some more Lairig Ghru May: TGO Challenge – at the finish at Red Castle, Lunan Bay May: TGO Challenge – the final camp, on the beach at Lunan Bay. Also my 100th wildcamp June: finding more gems in the Peak District July: South West Coast Path – the cliffs at Millook. Loved the striations and folds in these Carboniferous cliffs. These inspired a set of 4 abstract paintings July: Art fair in Pitsea, showing a selection of past works August: Icebergs off the east coast of Greenland August: Waterfalls in Iceland August: Geothermal landscape in Iceland August: Return to the Briksdal Glacier in Norway. Retreated significantly since my last visit in 2009 September: My watercolour, “Cairngorm Glen” was featured in the “In the Frame” feature in the October edition of TGO Magazine. (Prints available at matthewkingarts.com or simply contact me) September: Looking down from Bonscale Pike October: Dartmoor torbagging October: Assembling at a top secret Dartmoor location for Phil & Sarah’s betrothal ceremony November: my work awaiting hanging at the 5th Base Gallery in London November: early morning light over Windermere, seen from Tarn Crag above Grasmere December: A walk around Tarn Hows and Black Crag Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Published by Matthew Artist and Backpacker View all posts by Matthew
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Awesome images here.