43 – Cotswold Water Park 2.7 miles – 15th December

In short: another short stroll squeezed into a week of Christmas shopping, this one whilst taking a 24 hour shopping holiday near Cirencester. Some pavement walking, mostly firm footpaths so not very muddy and a gorgeous cafe in the Cotswold Outdoor Centre at the hallway point. 1 hr walking + 1 hr pitstop (including Christmas […]

42 – Short Fairlop Waters loop 2.6 miles – 4th December

In short: a brief Sunday morning stroll as no opportunity for anything longer this week. An amazing East London beauty spot. Well surfaced paths, a beautifully positioned cafe. 1 hr walking + 20 mins pitstop. Sunday morning dawns bright and clear and one of my sons is playing football against Barkingside – the venue is […]

41 – Short Darland’s Lake circuit 4.2 miles – 30 November

In short: an abbreviated version of walk number 32 as I was ill earlier in the week and a bit low in energy. A beautiful frosty winter’s morning – crisp hard ground, a fair amount of pavement walking followed by a lovely pitstop on a favourite cafe. 1 hr 45 mins walking + 30 mins […]

40 – River Lee and New River from Rye House to Great Amwell 7.5 miles – 23rd November

In short: flat and mainly dry walk, primarily on towpaths and a small stretch of pavement – one small section on a very muddy path through the St Margaret’s Community woods on the edge of the New River. Public access toilets at the start and lovely cafe in the Van Hage garden centre at the […]