On Monday I was lucky enough to be invited to join the Bordon Walking for Health group on their free weekly walk around the Bordon area.
With my wellies, scarf and coat at the ready I joined the walkers at their normal meeting point, the Woodlark Pub, Bordon. We then headed off together to our walk’s start point, near Lindford Sports Association hall, to begin exploring some of Broxhead Common. The cold, drizzly weather didn’t dampen spirits either with 16 of us ready and raring to go.
Our route took us around Broxhead Common, along part of the Shipwrights Way, between sheep filled fields, into pine woods and through the heath, all in an hour.
During the course of the hours walk I got to chat to quite a few people and even though it was my first walk with the group I wasn’t long before I felt part of the group. It was also a real mix of ages (20-60+) which was just so nice to see.
The pace of the walk was enough to get the heart going but it was easy to keep up conversations and keep an eye out for wildlife and beautiful scenery.
To end the walk there was also a brilliant opportunity to continue conversations started on the walk over a hot drink back at the Woodlark Pub.
So, if you want to meet some new people and are free on Monday mornings why don’t you come along? (Just make sure you arrive a little early to introduce yourself to the walk leaders and dress for the weather.)
The normal weekly walk for the Bordon group meets at the Woodlark Pub, Bordon, GU35 9AH and leaves promptly at 10.30am. Next week though is the monthly joint grouping walk. This is when the Bordon group joins up with the Kingsley Walking for Health group to explore some of the Kingsley area. This group meets at the Kingsley Centre, Main Road, Kingsley, GU35 9ND on Monday 4th March at 10.30am.
For more information on the next walk you can call either the Kingsley Centre on 01420 479000 or contact Carol, one of the walk leaders for the Bordon group, on 01420 477861.