Friday, 25 April 2014

Chilterns and Thames Valley

Between Calls

I'm not supposed to be working today, but that doesn't stop team conference calls from being scheduled, and since I've only recently transferred employer, it seems sensible to join the calls even on my day off. There's still time to squeeze a couple of walks in between calls though.

misty-field.jpg Distance: 6.71 miles
Ascent: 271 metres
Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes

Walk 15: Great Hampden and Little Hampden

Trying to complete this walk before the first call meant setting out before the morning mist had fully lifted. It also meant I didn't pass a single soul on the entire circuit. That and the pressure to return to the car before the call created a sense of tension that I'd not felt before on a walk.

richmond-1824.jpg Distance: 6.44 miles
Ascent: 131 metres
Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes

Walk 16: Richmond Park

By the time I'd driven to Richmond Park for this second walk the day had changed completely. This is the Royal Park I know least well, so thoroughly enjoyed exploring it, passing perfectly planted flowerbeds, a herd of distinctly unimpressed deer and thickets labelled with the date of their planting. If we lived within cycling distance this would be a place to visit much more frequently.

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