2017 has been quite a year. I’ve had considerably less time to take photos as a result of joining cubetech in May, but we’ve still managed to pack in lots of trips. From Scotland last winter, to hiking in Scotland, England and Switzerland, two trips to the Lake District, exploring parts of Switzerland we’d not visited before, and a long-awaited opportunity to visit the Scottish coast around Torridon. Here’s to a less hectic but more wider-ranging 2018.

A Christmas tree made of lobster pots in Ullapool
Photographing the frosty sunrise in the northern Lake District
Exploring the lanes and lake shore at Iseltwald
Visiting Melchsee Frutt with family
The spectacle time is upon me.
Remembering my sister at the Royal Horticultural Gardens in Wisley
With Mum and Dad in Winchester
First time hiking with Jo for a long time
The first goldfinch I’ve seen in Switzerland, at La Sauge nature reserve
Beginning work at cubetech
Exploring new territory at Rapperswil-Jona
Searching for – and finding – yellow fields in Fribourg
Petite Camargue nature reserve in France
Visiting Trümmelbach for exemplary cake!
A new hiking route in Grindelwald
Hiking to the Schilthorn
Hiking up the Niesen
Our first Scottish Munro – Ben Wyvis
Day trip to Torridon
Photographing the Jacobite steam train near Glenfinnan
Loch an Eilein, near Aviemore.
First trip to Lunan Bay in many years
On the summit of England’s biggest mountain – Scafell Pike
Finding and photographing “The Buttermere Tree”
A short break in the Lake District
Visiting the famous guesthouse at Aescher-Wildkirchli
Visiting the Stockhorn with Mum and Dad
Bouncing across the Goms suspension bridge
Almost alone between seasons at Bettmeralp
Christmas lights in Bern