How Long is a Long Walk?


Today I ventured on a longer walk, and it ended up being longer than I’d thought. I was away from home for 2 hours and 40 minutes. What a walk! I went through the forest, down the North Downs, close to the M25, back up the North Downs and then through the forests and farms back to home. The largest walk I’d done recently was about 1 hour and 15 minutes, so this was a big step up.

Below you can see lots of photos that I took along the way. It really was beautiful (except for the M25). Some of them are a bit repetitive as I was trying to get a few good shots of my village.

Now at home, several hours after the walk, I can feel soreness in a lot of my muscles. The length of this walk and the steepness of the slopes going up and down the North Downs was quite a challenge, but it feels good. I’m really getting into walking now. Having a hernia repaired about 7 weeks ago seems to have given me a new lease on life. I didn’t realise how it was holding me back.

To you, how long is a long walk? I’m sure there are plenty of people who would think that this walk of mine was just a stroll.

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