northernvicarwalks – May 2017

At the end of April I had done 270 miles (I should have done 329). Therefore I was 59 miles in debt. May is even worse. On Sunday 30 April, the first day of Week 18, I walked 5 miles … and did something to my foot. No more walking that week.

In Week 19 I did 5 miles. 4 of those were on Saturday 13 May when I had a ride on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway (they had a diesel unit weekend), a walk round the town, a bus back to Belper, a walk there, and another bus home.

Week 20 was better – 12 miles. Sunday 14 May from the Hanging Gate, and walks round Allestree and across to Chaddesden.

Week 21 was a local week, just 9 miles and no photos.

We ended the month by spending Bank Holiday Monday at Hampton Court. We walked 5 miles round the rose garden, park, and roof. I highly recommend Historic Royal Palaces – website – and the members’ tour of the roof was excellent.

That made 30 miles in May, and I should have walked 85. So by the end of May I had walked 300 miles. I should have done 414. I am now 114 miles in debt.

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