Wednesday, 4 May 2016

A Jolly Jaunt in the Country

On Sunday, we decided to take full advantage of the glorious bank holiday weekend weather we were having and set off on a nine mile round walk from home in Writtle, to The Viper near Ingatestone and back again, with a couple of friends.



This is the furthest I have ever walked.  I was a little worried how I would cope.



There was plenty to look at along the way and I stopped endless times to take photos.  You see so much more on foot than what you would driving there in the car.  Including a couple of herds of deer.



I needn't have worried really.  It wasn't as bad as I'd thought, although it seemed a lot further than I thought it would be.


The blisters kicked in half way and on the stretch home my legs began to ache.  it was about twenty minutes to the end that I really started to flag.  But in the grand scheme of things I was really impressed at how well I had lasted out.



It was a challenge, one that I enjoyed.  I'd definitely look to do another walk like it again. 



~ Gem x

11 comments:

  1. I love going for walks in the countryside. It's a great way to get fresh air and exercise and be able to have a chat at the same time.

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    1. Couldn't agree with you more x x

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  2. Oh to have all that on your doorstep....Still miss your country. A visit of five days is much too short! Beautiful photo's of the countryside.

    Madelief x

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    1. I think it's easy for us to take things for granted. I feel much the same about your country, although I've never visited, I would love to one day x x

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  3. The Viper loop is a cycle ride we used to do- my husband still does. Funnily enough, when you were over towards here, he was cycling to Writtle on Sunday! I wasn't sure about the weather so I didn't go!

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    1. How funny. It was a lovely day x x

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  4. And yes, you should do the Saffron trail- it is lovely and very easy walking. We parked at Felsted this time and jumped on the bus back to the car from Great Dunmow!

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    1. I'll be looking into it x x

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  5. Oh, I envy you these walks! There is no opportunities for walks like these in the States, tho' they are always my favorite part of visits to the UK.

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    1. At least you still get to enjoy them even if it isn't so often x x

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