I thought it would one of my marvellous ideas to lead an eighteen mile walk in the Seething and Brooke area of Norfolk for the LDWA and Legstretchers. It was a very reasonable turnout, although the weather was too hot for my liking, I’ll be glad when the summer comes to an end.
The route was an old Legstretchers walk and I used the .gpx with pretty much no issues, just one minor rerouting through a wood that was my fault as I was distracted by M&Ms and one minor unclear section, but otherwise brilliant.
There wasn’t a great deal of history on this walk, just Woodton church and not much else that was obvious. The church was lovely, but we couldn’t go in as there was a Christening taking place. I’ve also discovered that apparently Woodton is pronounced ‘Wooton’, although this isn’t a complete surprise as the village name was once spelled Wootton.
The walk started at 09:30 and finished at 16:10, which was all within my expectations, coming in at around 18 miles. We also stopped briefly, for around ten minutes, at the pub at Woodton, but as time was pressing we didn’t linger there. I even managed not to get an alcoholic drink there, I thought that would go straight to my head given the heat of the day.
I didn’t bother asking the others, but I rated my walk as 10/10, so that’s a very good achievement and one that I’m proud of. Ideally the weather would have been cooler, but otherwise it was a very lovely group of people and no-one was injured and that is the main aim of any walk that I lead…. (I mean to avoid injury, not to have an injury).