Ok, so a bit of a false statement, but for me the year does start now. Apart from being St David’s day (which is still celebrated in Wales believe it or not), it is the start of Spring and the start of the camping season proper.
I like walking in the winter, I camp in the winter but I truly love this time of year because it is the promise of long light nights, warm evening sunsets and many hours of enjoying the outdoors. I have also for the first time in 6months noticed that I managed to drive to and from work in the daylight! That makes a big difference to my day. The same applies to my walking and camping, having more than 12 hours of daylight to play in for the next 8 months
I currently have 2 trips already lined up and not just overnighters. I am hoping to go deep into mid Wales again with the kids and also up to North Wales for a bit of gratuitous peak bagging 🙂 Both within the next month or two. Spring is a great time for camping and walking so I am really looking forward to these trips.
So, the winter and all its charms is over and the Spring is here to usher in the real start of the year.