So despite a small (3-4 month) blip at the start of 2021, the year still managed to be one filled with incredible and inspiring photo opportunities.
This year offered a more diverse range of photo walks and photography workshops than ever and created some truly memorable experiences.
This year also marked a really exciting development with the launch of the Walking Photography Studio, a place to offer even more learning opportunities.
Needless to say every month saw an array of unique and special events and moments, but to make things easier for both writer and reader, here's just one pick from each month...
St Aidan's was one of the first events of 2021. Restricted to six people, it was a really special walk. Nature had sprung to life with great crested, black-necked and Slovenian grebes displaying, some wonderful warblers, including Cetti's, sedge and reed. Where the sounds were as epic as the sights and the booming of bitterns was nothing short of mega!
Things always start getting pretty hectic in May. But for me the highlight was sharing some of the scenes and wildlife on my home patch.
Another first for Walking Photography, the Muker Wildflower Meadows Photo Walk epitomises the stunning and unique experiences every event aims for. Can't wait for this in 2022!
It's a classic, and with around half a million nesting birds at Bempton Cliffs the photo opps always come thick and fast!
Another classic and one of the first photo walks I ever offered. This summer on Ilkley Moor though, was a real stunner!
Places don't get more inspiring than the Northumberland Coastline. This year the photo walk at Low Newton was part of the Secret Wanders with a Camera - Watch out in 2022 for a more permanent fixture to be announced!
Another Secret Wander and this one really was a spectacle. One hopefully to be repeated in 2022!
Leighton Moss is one of my favourite nature reserves which offers a range of wildlife spectacles. I can't wait to get back in Jan 2022 for another Secret Wander here!
Finishing another spectacular year on a Night Photo Walk in Richmond was a special way to see out the year. With more London dates set for next year, there's no doubt this Night Photo Walk in Richmond will be a repeat fixture!
Keep checking the Events Calendar to keep up with new dates being added.