In between lots of massive life changes, moving house, working full time and being a dad…..here’s what I managed to get up to in 2013, thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope the new year brings you whatever you wish for.
And a special thank you to all my friends and family who helped me out in any way when I needed it, you know who you are X
January: A ride through the wintry woodland of North Notts
February: Watching the sunset over the Corryvreckan whirlpool off the coast of Scarba
February: Looking back towards the bothy on the uninhabited island of Scarba, we camped on the coast and explored for four days.
February: Wandering up to the summit of Scarba, we had the whole island to ourselves for four days
February: A Souvenir from the Hebrides, I found this poor lad hiding deep in the woods amongst a pile of Bracken, he now lives on the wall above my fireplace.
March: A wild camp by Inominate Tarn during a three day snowy backpack around the lakes.
March: Looking down to Buttermere before the sun sets
March: Looking out to the South Western Fells as night falls.
March: A freezing bike bivi on Thorpe Cloud near Dovedale, cycled out 50 miles after work, slept out and cycled 50 miles and went back into work (looking like death warmed up)
April: One on many nights in the MLD trailstar, north pennines during a three day backpack
April: The sun shining down and melting the frost in the North Pennines
May: A solo backpack round the Howgills during a bank holiday weekend, saw two other people over three days.
May: After a day of mist, wind and rain a fiery sunset lights up the sky in the Howgills
May: A wander up Win Hill with the kids, they’re scoffing boxes of raisins here but it sort of looks like they’re making roll ups.
May: Out running on a sunny morning in the Yorkshire Dales, accidentally took a pretty good photo with a gopro
June: A mini heatwave during a long backpack through a quiet part of the dark peak, it was warm enough for shorts and no shoes by 8am and I took advantage of a couple of cold plunge pools to dip in along the route
June: Brewing up on a hot summers day in the Alport Valley near Bleaklow Plateau
June: Reuben the wonder dog cools off in the cotton grass during a summer solstice camp in Nidderdale
June: Camping out in Nidderdale during Summer Solstice
July: One of many summer bedtime story sessions with the kids
July: Our favourite bedtime story spot, we worked our way through Fantastic Mr Fox over a couple of nights here.
July: A warm bivi out on the top of bleaklow
August: Waking up for breakfast of banana muffins, sunshine, fresh coffee and the scafell range
August: The night before the storm, after two days of sunshine, the weather broke with a massive lightning storm, I was camped in the middle of it.
September: Camped out amongst the steep grassy slopes of the Long Mynd
September: Fell running over the edges in the dark peak
November: Walking into Camasunary to live on the beach for a few days on the Isle of Skye
November: The view up to the Black Cuillin from Loch Coruisk
November: Hanging out with Pete and Dougal at the mouth of Glen Sligachan and Bla Bheinn
December: A moody sunset envelops Langdale in December
December: Brewing up a little coffee after camping out under Bow Fell for the night
December: A frosty picnic with the boys walking up to Kinder
December: Waiting for the sunset on Kinder
December: A dusting of snow falls on the North Pennines before camping out
December: The last camp of the year. Camping out in the clouds after Christmas on High Cup Nick
December: Looking down to High Cup, a perfect place to wake up and end a year