We organised, what was probably the last of our guided walks for this beautiful Autumn Day, as the Walk Team are going to be busy from now on, putting up the way markers along the route, metal signage and working at getting the route ready for the 19th April 2020 when the Welwyn Hatfield Rotary Walk will be using the new Centenary Circuit for the first time and will launch the route.
The Team gathered at Stanborough South Lake to greet the 28 eager walkers. Sarah Paramor, from Anytime Fitness came to give the team a 5 minute warm up session to get every one ready for the twelve and a half mile (20.20 kms) walk which was fun and very useful! We were joined also by Rosie the dog and then also Rocky (no relation) a little later on as his owners had missed the set off at 10.00am but managed to link up with us as we exited Brocket Hall golf club and were heading to Sherrardspark Wood. We also had our first children to join the walk – two families who were friends, and whose four daughters I think ran back and forwards with Rocky the dog, for most of the route!
The weather was kind to us, with no wind or rain and it definitely felt warm while walking.
Tewin Bury Farm had very kindly arranged for us to have use of The Stables Barn, and we arrived dead on 1.00pm as planned. Here we could comfortably sit and eat our packed lunches. Hot tea and coffee was made available to us which was the icing on the cake! The walk team, provided very elegant looking blue plastic overshoes so that we didn’t leave mud behind in the lovely barn. We were very grateful to Tewin Bury Farm for their support.
After our reviving break we set off on the second half of the walk. Some walkers had peeled off home at different times but a very commendable group of 15 of us returned to the starting point for the group photo.
Thank you to every one who participated and we look forward to seeing you on 19th April, 2020 for the Rotary Annual Walk which will launch the Centenary Circular Walk.