I thought I would do a bit of a round up of February's walks at this point. It will be nice for me to look back on as the year progresses and hopefully it will be interesting and maybe inspiring to some of you.
The February page of my Derbyshire Life "walking calendar" i.e the calendar I'm using to record my miles walked, has a gorgeous sunny and frosty winter image that I've loved looking at all month.........
Though I haven't been mentioning them, I have been on three group walks this month ( just missing the half term week, as I couldn't convince two teens and a pre-teen that they would like to walk six miles in the rain with a lot of adults they don't know....I'm can't imagine why)
Thursday's ( group walk day) have been grey and often damp. Not great for photography. Two of the walks were still most enjoyable....it's great to discover new paths and pretty villages. And stop somewhere sheltered for a picnic lunch........
This mosaic is made from images captured on my favourite group walk this month. Eight and a half miles over rolling countryside with some great, far reaching views, well they would have been on a better day............
But my least favourite group walk was a seven and a half mile yomp around the local airport. True, again the weather was pants, but we didn't see much that you could call interesting or pretty.
There wasn't many planes to be seen. And when we did spot one the weather was so depressing it just made you wish you were leaving on a jet plane too.........
Lunch, sitting on a wet picnic bench listening to the roar of the motorway and looking at the menacing cloud emanating from the power station , didn't add much to the experience........
golly, I did wonder if I was slightly mad spending a precious day off on that particular excursion.
But on the positive side the company was pleasant and it all added miles to my tally.
It is a shame about the uniformly bad weather the walking group endured last month.
On other days there has been some gorgeous sunny weather and the winter walking has been a joy. Whether it was with family or alone. To a city or climbing a hill. I've loved it all..........
I'm feeling inspired by my Derbyshire calendar to plan some Peak district walks this year.......I can't wait to find an edge like this to explore........
Isn't it stunning
But today it's really windy and there is a drippy tap in the kitchen that needs our attention..... I will have to be patient a little longer.
In the mean time I'm enjoying keeping a record of my activity and working towards my 1000 mile GOAL for the year.
February stats are
Miles walked with walking group 23.5
Days with no outdoor walking 3
Longest walk in miles 8.5
Total outdoor miles walked this month 82.0
Total miles so far this year 162.0