And that was 2013.
From a fell walking point of view this was an excellent year for me with a good winter continuing much longer than you'd expect. Spring didn't feel like spring but that didn't really spoil things because we had snow on the fells well into April. And as for summer, well that was the best we've had for years so we can only be grateful for that. Autumn was what you'd expect it to be and even though the weather went down hill towards the end of the year, on the whole things have been pretty good.
The best fell walking bit of the year isn't a walk, it was getting a
sore foot sorted out so I could carry on walking; however long it lasts. It was getting so bad that I was resigning myself to the fact that this was going to be the thing that stopped me fell walking all together. Who would have thought sticking needles in your back, your arms and your feet would cure something like this.
The worst fell walking bit of the year was having to cancel a challenge I'd set myself
(because of the foot). To add insult to injury, for the days I was due to do this we had the best Lake District weather we'd had for years. Unless you're one of the few people I've talked to about this you'll never guess what it is. It doesn't involve walking up any fells or walking in a straight line for any distance. I may do it in 2015 when I have a big birthday to mark in some way.
"where does that road take you"
"all the way to 2014"