The training for my trek up Mount Snowdon continues. One thing that I know I must particularly focus on is stamina and walking uphill (up mountain!) I have been looking at local walks I can do and I found the perfect place to do something a bit hilly. About 25 mins from where I live is Beacon Hill near Woodhouse Eaves. I have been to the adjacent Bradgate Park several times but never to Beacon Hill so I decided the time had come to rectify this.
I wandered along enjoying the peace of the walk, looking at the trees, nodding hello and sometimes even saying hello to people as they walked by. I rather liked the friendliness of the wander. It was nice.
and then you realise you really are going up hill.
I did not tarry long though, I set off down the path back to the car park.
The total walk was around 50 minutes and when I got to the car park I did not feel hugely tired and I still had plenty of time. So I set off on a second lap. I am going to need to be able to walk a lot further than that so it seemed sensible to keep going.
I am raising money for the horticultural charity Perennial on this walk. As I write I am at 40% of my target which is fantastic but there is still much to do. My JustGiving page is here please note that I am paying for the trip myself so all the money raised goes directly to Perennial. Please support me if you can.
Now to decide where the next walk shall be.....
The full story of this quest can be found here