Our next long trail will be the Geopark Way, from Bridgnorth to Gloucester Cathedral – a total of 109 miles. This will be done over 10 legs, of, on average, about 10 miles each, and the first one is on September 1st. Each walk takes place on a Saturday.
If any club member who would like to join in on any of these walks, and has not received details of the legs, please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the website. It is not necessary to commit to all of the legs.
The last weekend in July saw the completion of the Shakespeare Way, when the group walked the 9 or so miles from Putney into the centre of London, finishing at the Globe Theatre.
Most of the walkers went down to London the day before, and took the tube out to Putney on Saturday morning. Luckily the weather had cooled slightly from the heat of the previous day, making for a pleasant walk along the banks of the Thames. There are many and varied apartment blocks along the river, at prices that would probably astound most of us Midlanders, along with many familiar sites that characterise our capital city. The area round the old Battersea Power station was a hive of activity, as the buildings are being converted to residential homes that promise to be of the high-end variety!
Once at the Globe, the group dispersed to their various hotels, returning later for an early evening meal at a restaurant near the Globe. After this, they took their seats in the Globe Theatre, for a performance of Othello. It proved a wonderful and fitting end to the long trail from Stratford-on-Avon to London, which had itself been a varied and enjoyable walk.