We’ve picked up walking again after quite a long period when it hasn’t been a major focus in our lives.
So – the holy grail of a national coast path around the whole of Great Britain is slowly coming to pass with a new 34-mile section of path opened between Hartlepool and Sunderland.
What’s your favourite way to spend a blustery autumn day? Curled up by the fire with a cup of tea and a good book, or striding across the landscape breathing fresh air and getting some colour in your cheeks?
This year has seen a bumper autumn for foraging with a fantastic crop of fruit gathered by us from hedgerows within a short walk of the house thanks to the warm and mild spring.
It has been a long-held ambition of mine to combine a trip on the Bure Valley Railway, a narrow-gauge railway running steam-hauled passenger services for nine miles between Aylsham and Wroxham, with a walk on its accompanying footpath. Our recent trip to Norfolk has finally presented us with the chance to accomplish this.
Hang about – what do you mean, Norfolk Coast Path extension?
How effective is a spot of barefoot hiking in toughening up the feet and preventing injuries in advance of a big event? Possibly more than you could ever imagine…
With spring bursting out all over it’s a fine time to be picking up the foraging again with a big simmering pan full of elderflowerade.
The nice thing about being in the recovery period after a race is you can be an awful lot freer about what exercise you take. In this case it was a run around a fixed orienteering course in Stevenage.