We have been walking the paths of Bucklebury and surrounding parishes for over 5 years now – we are a mixed group of all abilities and our aim is to have a social walk each month. We walk for about 1 ½ hours and then enjoy a cup of coffee (or maybe a pint) afterwards, so the walk is both healthy and social! We meet at various places around the parish at 10.00 am on the first Thursday of each month and enjoy a Christmas dinner each year at either The Cottage Inn or The Bladebone Inn.
Walking, according to A.C. Grayling, Professor of Philosophy, is - "good for one's sense of proportion, which is good for one's mental health. It has been observed that a five-mile walk does more for one's well-being than all the psychotherapy in the world. But, as everyone knows, that is because walking is good for physical health".
Helen Relf - 01635 867619