I walked fast, trying to get a good pace going, and as most of it was on tarmac paths I was able to keep the pace up. I made my fastest time over a mile yet, but it is clear that walking on hard tarmac paths and roads hurts my feet more!
|The Church at Normanton|
|About to cross the dam - it was so windy.|
|Think the workmen were getting a bit fed up!|
|The view across the meadow to Egleton|
|The reservoir is SURROUNDED by sheep|
|Spotted a helicopter today, but couldn't make out what sort it was.|
You may notice there is a picture of Animal from the Muppets above. He is now my mascot, and will come with me on every walk I do. I'm going to try to take a picture of him somewhere on each walk. Today I stopped for lunch in a hide at the Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre and Animal sat with me. After lunch, a woman who was birdwatching in the hide offered me her binoculars and showed me how to spot a Goldfinch.
One thing I found annoying was the signposts dotted along the path around the reservoir - I think that most of them were wrong! Along the north shore I passed a signpost that said 'Egleton 3 miles', walked for at least another mile or two and then saw another sign which said 'Egleton 3 miles'!
Check out the route here
Training Walk 08.06.12
I listened to Radio 4 for most of the walk, until my battery ran out! The ukulele song played when I got home was 'Everything's Not Lost' by Coldplay.