Re: What's your ambition for 2012?
My husband and I have a few objectives for the year. My kids enjoy walking, but are still quite young, so some of my ideas for walks will have to be carried out when they're at their dad's.
1: Marsden to Edale, via Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder Scout. I'm told the ascent on this route is the equivalent of going up Snowdon twice.
2: The Edale Skyline
3: Walk from Smithills (Bolton) over the moors to Darwen, to visit my mum-in-law. She's not a mum-in-law of the dragon variety, so it's worth the walk. Bet she'll get her boots on and meet us somewhere en-route.
4: Get the kids onto Kinder Scout for the first time.
5: Join a local walking group. By doing so, I'm hoping somebody will be able to give us a lift to the Lakes or Snowdonia now and again.
6: Do a winter skills course.
7: Wild camp for the first time.