Banburyshire Rambles Photo-Journal:

Review of my favourite images from 2015

A difficult year of work – highlighted by the fact that I did a lot of walking away from 'Banburyshire' this year while travelling around Britain.

With all the walks totalling just under 300 miles, and 21,000ft of ascent, it wasn't a good year for getting out-and-about. While I got out about on about 40 days during 2015, the average length (5⅖ miles) and the maximum length (15½ miles) was about two-thirds that of the last few years.

Even so, there was a plus. The fact I was travelling a lot meant I got to walk in many parts of Britain this year – in Scotland, Wales, the north and west Midlands, Chilterns, and the coastal marshes/path of the Thames and Severn estuaries.

This year's notable highlights included: climbing Arthur's Seat from Edinburgh on the back end of a south-westerly storm (no picture unfortunately); capturing the partial solar eclipse in March (picture 7); using some spare hours in London for an excursion to Hadley (pictures 16-18); and tracing the geological spectacle of the 'Penarth Series' on a walk between Barry and Cardiff Bay (pictures 20/21).

Despite these many wider travels though, the walks I've taken around the local area continue to provide new inspiration – if only because of these year's strange weather patterns.


The section below shows my "favourite 36" of this year's images. There are many more I could have included, but you have to draw the line somewhere!

The images are presented in chronological order. Let the presentation roll and you can watch Winter turn into Spring, then to Summer, to Autumn, and then back to Winter once more.