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Women on Foot

Walking is a wonderful way to get some exercise, to see a new part of a city or a corner of the countryside. It’s a wonderful way to socialise and network too.

Women on Foot

Walking is a wonderful way to get some exercise, to see a new part of a city or a corner of the countryside. It’s a wonderful way to socialise and network too.

Women on Foot…

…is a great opportunity to take some time to invest in you, your health and wellbeing; of putting yourself first and, if the opportunity arises, doing business in a different way!
This is for any woman who enjoys the company of other women, who wishes to take a day out to explore and to look after herself.

When you’re walking you don’t need to keep eye contact and this can be very useful when challenging and difficult conversations are taking place. In all my years of walking with women, I have observed the most frivolous and lighthearted conversations one moment and the next, a very deep and serious discussion.

Walking allows for all of that.

This is a day of fun and adventure, giving yourself the gift of ‘time out’ and of space to do and think and ‘be’.

At the end of the day you’ll:

  • come away refreshed and with a clearer head having had a day in the fresh air
  • have met some great women
  • have chatted, shared, laughed and perhaps discovered somewhere or something new.

Upcoming Dates for 2020

We are delighted to be able to be walking again although taking it one walk at a time. If you are wanting to join us and want to make sure you don’t miss walks then being a member of the Inner Circle is the best place to get regular updates. Sign up to be the first to hear when booking details are released for our walks.

October: Saturday 17th 

This month we are Pilgrim’s Way from Charing to Wye which is about 8 miles. This section follows along the same route as the North Downs for most of the way although sometimes below the ridge when the North Downs Way is above. Similar to the landscape of past sections, there are good views from our position on the side of the hill and we get to walk through woodland starting to change colour in the autumn air.

We may choose to visit the church at Westwell which is described as an unusually spacious 13th-century church and there was a vineyard here tended by Canterbury monks. At Eastwell only the 15th-century tower of St Mary’s church
remains intact and there is much history here over a wide period of time.

Final details as to where and when we meet etc… will be given to those who book.

November: Sunday 15th 

Hopefully this time we will be walking from Wye to Chilham, edging ever closer to Canterbury. On this section, we part company with the North Downs way which heads on towards Dover which is perhaps this is a route for 2021. Our path, not surprisingly, is more and more connected with the influences of the church and there are stories to share and buildings to visit, some of which are churches. We are walking on a mix of tracks and small roads through woodland and parkland arrive into the square at Chilham where a choice of pubs await before heading back to the station.

December: Saturday 5th 

This is our final section of the Pilgrim’s Way into Canterbury. It’s about 7 miles which allows for a later lunch and some time to actually look round the city and to visit the cathedral which is indeed beautiful. I imagine that at this time of the year it will be something special.

This section is full of orchards as Kent is one of our biggest fruit producing counties though with the harvest past I suspect the trees and bushes will be bare of produce.

Before finally reaching the city, we walk through Harbledown which would have been the last stopping place for Chaucer’s pilgrims. Apparently, the name means ‘bob up and down’ in reference to the hill. And our last church on the path prior to the cathedral is St Dustan’s which was founded after the conquest.

Friday, 11th December Christmas and Cocktails

This is the only Friday walk we now do and it’s a big favourite for the Christmas calendar. Always in great demand so do get in there quickly.

Join chatty, happy women as we walk through parts of London enjoying the Christmas lights and decorations so that we get fully into the Christmas mood. The route, not yet finalised will include some Christmas markets where we are likely to get lunch and perhaps indulge in a little Christmas shopping. We’ll finish on this occasion with cocktails, a fitting end to the day and a great way to celebrate a fabulous year walking and the many things we can be grateful for.

Remember there are only 12 places on each walk so book early and you won’t be disappointed.

Booking closes at 4.00pm on the Thursday before the walk or earlier if fully booked.

Each walk costs £25 inc.VAT

If you have any questions regarding any of the above dates please email heather@1millionwomenwalking.com.

Our walks are not route marches though neither are they danders, I want you to feel that you have walked and got the blood circulating and everyone tends to find their own pace which works well. We will always have regular pauses for everyone to catch up and will take time if possible to visit churches and other places of interest along the way. We take breaks for coffee if there is somewhere to do so and lunch and usually end up with a drink in a local pub where we can celebrate the walk and bring our day to a close.

It is always very hard to say exactly what time we will finish as the bigger the group the longer everything takes so my guidance is to consider this as a day out and don’t put yourself under pressure to return by a certain time. Where possible we will have opt-out points available if you need to leave early or if your feet or legs decide you should do. These are always more plentiful when walking in and around Greater London. I will let you know how many when I send final details.

On all walks come prepared wearing trainers or walking shoes/boots. Layers are the best things to wear so that you can take on and off as you heat up or cool down and of course a waterproof jacket and over trousers may be needed too. Jeans are not the best things to walk in as if they get wet they can be very uncomfortable. Hats for different temperatures, sunglasses often needed all year round and I always have some snacks like nuts of protein bars of a little chocolate to keep you going. If you know you have a tendency to weakness in knees or ankles then do carry support bandages or braces. Any questions about gear, please ask. Being well prepared ensures a great walk.

“Women on Foot for me is all about enjoying time out in the company of others, walking and talking in the fresh air and discovering new and intriguing places. I like the opt-out points which give flexibility to the walk and reassure those coming along that they can break off for a range of reasons without feeling guilty or stranded.” – Olivia Lowe, Buckhurst Hill, Essex

“Another wonderful walk, always a great day, with a chance to interact with new people, to get some fresh air, do something different and be healthy! And usually a good variety of inclines/small hills/flat, enough to get you out of breath, but not kill you!” – Nicola Slade, South East London

What can I do to help you?

I’d like to invite you to join me in introducing walking into your life or to deepen your walking practice in a way that is the right fit for you.

Why not start off by joining our Inner Circle where I share insights and tips from my world of walking and all the latest news about upcoming events and retreats.

Or contact me to arrange a virtual coffee to chat about how I can work with you on your personal journey. At a time when many of us are wondering what the future holds this is a great opportunity to explore and create “Project YOU” – your moving forward plan. 

Heather x

 

What can I do to help you?

I’d like to invite you to join me in introducing walking into your life or to deepen your walking practice in a way that is the right fit for you.

Why not start off by joining our Inner Circle where I share insights and tips from my world of walking and all the latest news about upcoming events and retreats.

Or contact me to arrange a virtual coffee to chat about how I can work with you on your personal journey. At a time when many of us are wondering what the future holds this is a great opportunity to explore and create “Project YOU” – your moving forward plan. 

Heather x

 

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