Jan
2018

Challenging walks

There are two Challenging walks I am leading this year.

There are so many types of challenging walks. The first walk I’m leading is from Seaford to Eastbourne, is a walk I have done before and know to be difficult. The total distance is about 14 miles. Made all the more difficult because of having very steep ascents and descents. It includes the steep Beachy Head, as well as The Seven Sisters. This is scheduled for the 13th of May.

There are many types of Challenging walks. 

Coming up on the 1st of June is another long one, from Hastings to Rye, with a steep start through Hastings Country Park.

This is a walk I need to practice, a few times, to make sure I can keep pace. There are a few members interested in learning this with me. I think what makes this the most challenging walk, is the fact that it is very long as well as all of the steep ascents and descents.

 

trooping through the fields at Rye

Rye to Hastings

 

Previously I have walked starting from Rye to Hastings, and on all of those occasions, I found it to be demanding; especially on a hot summer day. Let’s see how this one goes. I will be doing a practice run for this one for sure.! There are some long flat stretches such as along the Military Canal.

Rye to Hastings walk

 

 

Capital Walkers

A London-based group and usually of a younger age than The Ramblers. They are also calling out for walk leaders, and it’s something I may consider an Easter Walk, a favorite walk of mine is Brixton to Chelsea Physic Gardens then finishing at Victoria. City walks are the way to go, save time waiting for buses. I get around quicker that way. There is no doubt about it walking has become a booming interest. From city walks to the countryside and coastal walks in the Uk,  Europe, and beyond. The choice is yours. Just start walking. 

I joined my group in 2011 and would never have guessed it would turn into such a passion. I’m not saying I hadn’t done a lot of walking previous to that, I always liked walking about looking at places. Planning long walks, and taking a group out, is a different kettle of fish, it takes time, as does understanding routes, train travel, & working out the distances of routes.  It is a challenge to learn and I am always up for learning new things.

https://capitalwalkers.org.uk

Meet Up Group Bloggers- ways to keep inspired to write my blog about walking

I have eventually joined up with a Bloggers Meet Up Group in Euston, and intend to be a lot more group-focused, or, even just getting to know other writers/bloggers. It might sound a bit dull to sit in a room with other people writing, but usually, there are discussions as well.  People generally like to enjoy talking about the work they are doing. I find it interesting to meet other writers/bloggers. It is held in the week, so I can’t get to it as often as I would like to.

Historical walks in London

 

I did manage to visit Charterhouse and the Museum of the order of St John after returning to Clerkenwell a couple of weeks ago. The area deserves its own post; as I was there on a social/business venture, it was a case of popping in briefly to both venues. A Post exclusive will be Coming Soon.  See my post for December for details of the last 2 city walks.

 

SOUTH DOWN DARK SKY FESTIVAL 

Night sky & stargazing is something I have always wanted to do, where better than the South Downs, on a cold clear night. 

I love walking out in the countryside in Winter and the nearest I can get to it at the moment is Winter Watch on BBC 2. This time last year, I was walking on the South Downs in Lewes, on a freezing cold winter’s day, followed by the Best Vegetarian Breakfast ever. Unfortunately, they have been forced to close down due to excessive competition. It is so sad, I was really looking forward to going to this cafe again.

 

winter in Lewes https://icantexplainmyfeet.com/destinations-travel/

Until next time, keep on keeping on.

 

 

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