Thursday, 7th June 2018
Today's walk was part of a team building day with work. It was sort of a treasure hunt. We were given packup, a set of instructions and a bag with "things we would need" in. Staff who were unable to make the day were photographed and their picture was stuck to a balloon so they were in the day in spirit. I managed not to be carrying one of those!
Along the way we had to spot various different birds, collect a leaf from a Hawthorn bush, a feather, fasten a bell to a wishing tree, be photographed with a giant, spot various buildings along the walk and plant a flower every so many steps.
We had a couple of tasks as well. One was to guess what was written down on a card without speaking. Another was pass a balloon round each other without touching it and another was to put a weird plastic thing in your mouth and read something which other folks had to guess what you said.
Luckily, the weather was lovely, although it did get very close and clammy just after lunch.
|The new Fire Station ... spotted|
|Our photograph with a giant|
|We planted our first flower here|
|We never found the well|
|Planting the second flower|
|... and the third flower|
|and the final flower|
|We were walking on the old railway line so had to work out the cost of|
the ticket in today's money
|The wishing tree|
|Random strange stone thing|
|An orchid (I think)|
|Nice views over the countryside|
|One of the churches we had to find|
|How to pass a balloon around without touching it|
|Another building found (we'd just been in, obviously to take part in the |
balloon task and nothing to do with having a drink)
|Final walk back to the station|
|The other church ....spotted|
|The old Police Station.... spotted|
|The old Fire Station.... spotted|
A great little walk. Despite being told it would be about 3 miles, all the non-walkers did really well and didn't complain about their blisters and sore feet... much. Big thanks to Shelley for organising the day.