Nordic Walking week commencing 22nd October, 2018
They say the sun shines on the righteous, well we must be doing something right as our luck for great weather for our long walks has been uncanny and just amazing. What a week! I’ve done the Safari walk with you guys for years now but this time it was hands down the best!
We had such a beautiful day but as well as seeing our Elephants, Rhino’s, camels and various other creatures in the Safari Park, we had the most stunning views of hundreds of Deer. We might get to do this walk again on a Saturday so those of you who have to work in the week can come along. Will keep you posted.
I’m also just home from the Icknield Way stage 1 walk which again proved to be challenging but so rewarding. Apart from a whiteout at the start of the walk at Ivinghoe Beacon, the sun soon blew the mist away. Well done to all of you who came along and thanks to Bridget for leading this for us. Next Sunday we tackle Stage 2!
Icknield Way – stage 2 (fully booked)
This Sunday we’re meeting at 10:30am at the Village Hall, 146 Sharpenhoe Road, Streatley, LU3 3PS. Again we’ll ferry walkers to the start which is where we finished today in Dunstable. The second stage is easier than the first though still has the odd undulation! We stop half way on this one at the Fancott Arms where we will stop and eat our picnic. It’s another magnificent walk with views for miles. At the end we will have a nice drink at the pub! 11.5 miles. £8. Thanks. ANY WALKER WANTING A COPY OF THE ICKNIELD WAY BOOKLET, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Yay!
NORDIC WALKING CLASS COSTS:
All evening classes – £5
Moderate – £5
Striders & Gentle – £5
Super G – £10
Long Distance and Pop Up walks costs dependent on Distance.
Private Sessions: £12.50 – £15
Pole Hire £1
SPEED GRADING KEY:
3 = Moderate (2 Speeds to choose from)
4 = Gentle Plus (a smidge slower than Mod 2)
5 = Gentle (slow, steady, energizing)
THIS WEEK’S WALKS
Monday 10am – Cranfield Village Hall, Court Road, Cranfield (3&4)
Tuesday 8:45am – Ampthill Park Hub Car Park (1)*
Tuesday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (5)*
Tuesday 10am – Ampthill Park West Car Park (3&4)
Thursday 10am – Priory Country Park, Barkers Lane, Bedford, Meeting by the Flagpole in the main car park.
Saturday 9am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (5)*
Saturday 9:15am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (1)*
Saturday 10am – Ampthill Park, West Car Park (3&4)
Saturday 11:15am – BEGINNERS COURSE WEEK 2 – Ampthill
Sunday 10:30am – ICKNIELD WAY – Stage 2* (3)*