BDW 01 P1110409The special Boxing Day Walk from the Gill Nethercott Centre arranged by the Walking for Health Group ended up rather wet – but was thoroughly enjoyable and provided an opportunity to wash away any guilt of perhaps earlier over-indulgence.
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BDW 02 P1110413The circular walk, planned by leader Charmaine first took the lovely path beside the river from All Hallows to Fulling Mill where the wonderful Fairy House and its decorations could be seen.

BDW 04 P1110422The Millennium Meadow was crossed before heading down to Tufton and passing St Mary’s Church and the River Test, followed by some more muddy paths under the old railway line and across the fields back towards Whitchurch.

BDW 05 P1110426Finally the route passed the cemetery where the bank for wildflowers could be seen before passing the old railway station and into town.

Then the rain eased
The route of just three miles was completed just before the rain – err – typically eased off!
It was most enjoyable though.

New Year’s Day Walk
There is another walk in Whitchurch on New Year’s Day from the Gill Nethercott Centre to the Watership Down and back also arranged by Walkers for Health so an ideal time to start a New Year’s Resolution! Meet at the GNC at 10.45am for an 11.00am start.
Hopefully the weather will be drier, but even if not it will be most enjoyable!

Details are here:
NEW YEAR’S DAY WALK