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Don't Miss Out!

With all these glorious sunny days, what could be better than getting out into our countryside and clocking up a few miles through beautiful scenery? Well …….. if only!


Unfortunately, your blog writer is stuck at home with Covid for company so instead of wearing out my walking shoes, I’ve been wearing out my computer by spending time working up the 2022 Walkfest details for our website.


And what a great selection of walks we have coming your way in September. We’ve got some new contributors this year so, if you are interested in – for example – photography or geology, we have walks which are right up your street (or should that be footpath?). Also, this year, we are marking up which of the walks are “Dog Friendly” – and lots of them are!


We have short, medium and long walks – and even a walk in two parts - for you this year. As always, we have Town Centre walks full of information – courtesy of the Guildford Town Guides and another wonderful ramble with our tame local historian David Rose. David is also our link to media partner The Guildford Dragon who always give us brilliant coverage.


As ever, we are very aware of the link between walking, health & wellbeing – a key reason why we have had such a fruitful and long lasting relationship with our primary sponsor Bevan Wilson Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinics. In this year’s programme you will notice the absence of the very popular “Walking for Health” sessions. No, we haven’t fallen out with them – they’ve rebranded! So, this year, look out for “Health Walks for Guildford”. The same brilliant walking groups, very friendly folk and an ideal starting point for those who feel unable to walk far or are taking their first tentative steps towards getting out for a bit of gentle exercise or company.


This year we are taking another new step – although the terminology may be wrong here. Our regular supporters from Send Evangelical Church are putting on a Toddler & Buggy Friendly walk. This will be less than 2 miles but is designed as a leisurely couple of hours on the morning of Saturday 24th September for a stroll to see the wildlife and countryside near the Wey Navigation in Send. Hopefully, this will be a popular way of getting the entire family out for a wander.


And finally, a point for you all to ponder: You only truly miss something when you are unable to do it or when it is no longer there. As one who is stuck at home isolating with Covid, I can confirm the truth of that. So get out and enjoy walking, fresh air and our beautiful scenery while you can.

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