I am trying to do more walking! It is not something that I could say I enjoy as I would much rather be scrapping but I know I need some exercise and need to get fitter.
I recently bought some new walking shoes and just over a week ago Frank and I decided to go for a walk! We did a circular walk that started and finished at Welford. We timed it so that we could walk and then finish at the pub in Welford for lunch.
The walk started along the canal bank - along a branch of the Grand Union that only went to the pub!
Then we walked along the main Grand Union towpath for a while before cutting across the fields to end up back at the village.
It was a little under 5 miles in total and a very nice walk.
We stopped at the pub for a lovely lunch. I had some absolutely delicious mushrooms and Frank had a ploughman's lunch that was big enough to feed a family. I chose cider to drink but the beer Frank chose was delicious. I would love to go back there so that I could have the beer. It tasted like butterscotch! Wonderful.
The following Tuesday (1st July) I went for another walk!
This time with Ron Annies (Biology teacher from work). Now he is a big walker and much fitter than me so when he told me we were to go a circular walk that was about 8 miles I was a little apprehensive. We started at Brigstock Country Park and then saw the sign that said the Lyveden Way walk, which was the one we were doing, was actually 9 and a half miles. I did have the option to turn around but after about 4 miles I was still feeling fine and we were nearly at Wadenhoe which is where we planned to stop for lunch, at the pub!
I was really pleased to find that the following day I didn't even ache! The next walk, weather permitting will be next Tuesday (15th July!).