Phew! What a hard, but rewarding, bank holiday weekend!
We decided to embark on not one, but two (yes, two) training walks.
The first took us from Tilford to the beautiful ruins of Waverley Abbey, then up Crooksbury Hill and across Crooksbury Common before returning to Tilford. It took about four hours, including a wander around the ruins (and a bit of a sit down at the top of Crooksbury Hill!). The total distance was just under six miles.
What a wonderful opportunity to get away from the rush of everything and marvel at that increasingly rare thing - silence. The silence was, of course, soon broken by the sounds of us struggling up hills and glugging on litre after litre of water!
Today we ventured out for walk number two. A slightly shorter one this time - just under three miles - due to achey, blistered feet (ouch). This led us around Puttenham Common, which included part of the North Downs Way. Stunning!
Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to the aches and pains that will inevitably come tomorrow. Time to sit down with a cuppa and rest before getting started on next weekend's fundraising activity - watch this space!
Info: For those of you interested in following our footsteps, we were once again following pre-planned routes taken from Pathfinder Surrey Walks, walks 13 (Tilford and Waverley) and 1 (Puttenham Common).