On of my biggest regrets in life is not starting to keep a record of my walks right from the start. I've been getting out at the rate I do now since the early 1990's and unfortunately I have nothing written down prior to mid 2003. 'Better late than never' springs to mind, but I still can't help thinking it's a real shame. Now that I do keep a record, I could ask myself 'what's in a number anyway'. Well, not a lot if the truth be told, but on this occasion it sort of stuck out like a sore thumb so I thought it was worth a mention. Today was my 1,000th walk since mid 2003 when I started to keep a track of things using the website.
It might fall short of what some folk manage to do, but it isn't bad when you consider I actually work full time. Yes, I still go to work and it'll be a few decades yet before I reach retirement age. As you can imagine, just because I live here getting out on the fells as often as this isn't as easily done as people might think . Because I'm not here on holiday I also have all the usual mundane things in life to do such as shopping at Tesco, taking the car for a service, waiting for the guy to come and fix the washing machine Etc, Etc.
I've no doubt at all that the time will come when I'll have to shorten the walks, cut out the consecutive days and probably keep off the higher fells altogether. And as hard as that would be to come to terms with, at least I now have the means to look back at some of the most rewarding days of my life which have been spent among the fells and in the valleys of the Lake District.