Showing posts from December, 2013

Happy New Year - what's ahead in 2014?

So, it's been a fairly full on year with up', down's and a bit of left and right thrown in for good measure.

In the closing days of 2012 I wrote a blog post that was a wash up of 2012 and some plans for 2013 so I thought it'd be interesting to see what actually happened this year and how it compared to the plans that I had in mind at the start of the year.

It "may" be a good idea to have a quick scan through that post: here

You'll be pleased to hear that I'm not going to put back links to all of my posts to walks and hikes in 2013 - you'll have to search for them, sorry!

So, 2013 in summary - where to start and how did it compare with my plans?

Well my main goals and aspirations for 2013 were;

Mt Toubkal, N AfricaMt Triglav, SloveniaScrambling on SkyePhotographyBlog - more reviews and user feedback....
So, how did I get on with these goals? Great in some cases and not so well in others, but I have some great reasons for not achieving them all honest!
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Kilburn Woods, North Yorkshire

27th December 2013 - a walk in Kilburn Woods, North Yorkshire

Distance: 2.39 miles
Duration: 1hr15mins
Alt Gain: 481ft

Starting from a small car park at the edge of Spruce Bank Wood just off the road from Bagby to Kilburn (off the A19) there are loads of tracks and potential routes to choose from but, due to the severe weather (gales gusting to 80mph) and a pregnant wife, the circular route that I picked for the walk was a short but enjoyable 2.4 miles.

Starting from the car park you pass the lake and then follow the graded logging tracks for most of the route, turning off onto marked tracks around two thirds of the way round to circle back around Hood Hill before picking up the main track again.

Due both to the length of the walk and fairly simple navigation on this walk I think that it's best left to the pictures to tell the story and save the rambling for a longer, more challenging, walk!

Route from Kilburn Woods walk from Social Hiking recorded on ViewRanger on my GS4