Next Warden's Walk Wednesday 6th September
(gathering in St Michael's Car Park at 10.00am)
As we have not walked for some time due to bad weather, Saturday's trek is very local so that if it is too tasking for some people, they will have the opportunity to slip off.
We will walk from St Michael's and eventually meet up at the Wheatsheaf, Ness for lunch.
Those who do not want to walk can join us in the Wheatsheaf about 12 noon.
Our walkers Group is organised by Doreen our Church Deputy Warden.
Normally we are between 6 to 8 walkers, we never go far, the terrain is prominently flat and we walk at a leisurely pace.
The walk is normally 2 hours (give or take a stride!!) and we always seem to end with a scrummy pub lunch.
To join the walk is FREE, offers of transport from St Michael’s to the start of the walk is always welcome and the cost of lunch well, we pay for our own.
We gather in St Michael’s car park, Marshlands Road, no advanced booking is needed just turn up for 10.00am with sensible shoes or walking boots and water proof clothing oh!, and a bottle of water, most important!
From St Michael’s we clamber into a couple of cars (we have been known to start our walk from St Michael’s car park) and drive to a nearby location ‘a pub’ and start our walk from there. Doreen may hand out maps but most of the time these are pushed into our pockets because they interfere with our chatting, joking and putting the world to right knowing full well whoever is in front will lead us safely on our way. So you see, our walks are very laid back, suited to any age and the pace is governed by our slowest walker, this gives you a fine opportunity to discover our local area, wildlife (and pubs!!)
So if you are new to the parish and interested, why not give the walker’s group a try, we walk once a month depending on calendar activities or bad weather.
Our next walk to be noted in our weekly 'Prayer & Action' or here on line.
Pictures from previous walks
"I haven't got any special religion this morning. My God is the God of Walkers. If you walk hard enough, you probably don't need any other god."
- Bruce Chatwin, In Patagonia
"I dressed and went for a walk - determined not to return until I took in what Nature had to offer."
- Raymond Carver, This Morning
“Common sense and good nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult”
- William Somerset Maugham
"With beauty before me, may I walk
With beauty behind me, may I walk
With beauty above me, may I walk
With beauty below me, may I walk
With beauty all around me, may I walk
Wandering on the trail of beauty, may I walk"
- Navajo: Walking Meditation