by Steve, Bill and David (the Calendar Boys)
Every year, about February time, we gather together and wonder what theme we can adopt to make the following year’s calendar special. It gets more and more difficult coming up with something new every year!
For the 2019 calendar, we decided to highlight our collective good fortune in the number and beauty of our local footpaths. Each month, the calendar features a walk of between 1.5 and 5 miles. There are over 50 stunning photographs showing some of the sights you may see along the routes.
We’ve been on all the walks ourselves, sometimes on several occasions. David has almost succumbed to ‘trench foot’ he’s had wet feet so often and Bill has camped at some of the key photographic locations waiting for the right light, heather colour, or donkey orientation! We’ve also dragged friends and family out there to walk backwards and forwards across the scene for some scale and additional photographic interest.
Of course, there’s not a lot of space on a calendar for maps and walking directions, and you can’t really take it out on a walk with you! So, the calendar is supported by its own website with full route directions and detailed maps including links to Google Maps so you can navigate directly from your phone!
Let us know how you get on. And, if you take any photos, or have any other route suggestions, please send them along and we’ll put them on the ‘walks’ website.