The Boots are still Walking Sept/Oct 2020

Since my last post I have walked several new paths and some walks that I know in the reverse directions.

In the last post I stated that Hazel was walking the Thames Footpath virtually.  I am pleased to say Hazel has now completed, raising in excess of £500 for Alzheimer’s disease.  So well done and congratulations Hazel.   Donations are still welcome until the end of October.  As the challenge still has a month to go Hazel has decided she would walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall virtually a total of 84 miles; but will try for 100 miles as there are not any hills in this area.

I am pleased that I was able to complete the walk as well and have therefore gained the 80 hours needed for my challenge. I will keep Hazel motivated and walk the 100 miles along side her. It would seem churlish not to!

Hazel is on her 3rd pair of shoes/boots; I have now purchased new waterproofs.

We enjoyed a new walk with Ian, Steve, Hazel and myself starting from Little Coxwell.  There were some questionable footpath signs, locked gates and missing signs but after a lot of discussion and thought we were able to complete the walk.  Hazel and I walked from Chimney to the Thames Footpath and then carried on along the river bank to Newbridge.  This was a very pleasant stretch of the footpath to walk.

On another new walk from Alvescot to Kencot and Broadwell, Hazel made friends with a ram and 2  goats, I gave them a wide birth!

Now we  have the rain and it is not quite so enjoyable to walk,  but will try and keep up the minimum daily miles.

If the weather allows, the walking group are going to restart walking in groups of no more than 6; these will be local and where we can park 6 cars; following the latest Covid 19 guidelines.

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