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.....