Autumn colours walk and wheel

Autumn colours walk and wheel Image

In the last two weeks we held our latest set of Get More Active Get Together’s. Despite the highly changeable weather we were lucky and were able to enjoy some beautiful Surrey scenery in the sunshine (mostly!). Each walk joined a regular existing walk with the Ramblers Wellbeing Walk Groups so if you couldn’t make it this time or are interested in going along again, please do get in touch with Katy to find out the details.

Japanese Gardens at Stoke Park
Japanese Gardens at Stoke Park

The first walk was along the Thames Path near Molesey. We met outside the café at East Molesey Cricket Club and our group set off along the towpath. The path was flat and firm underfoot and our pace was gentle. We enjoyed chatting and listening to the sounds from the water of rowers and ducks. The trees were starting to display their autumn colours with yellow and orange leaves amongst the green and the sun was shining! Once we reached Hampton Court Bridge we stopped for a few photos and watched the swans gliding by before heading back to our start point. We ended the walk at the café above Molesey Boat Club, just in time as the clouds had rolled in and it started to pour with rain just after we arrived! It was good to see that there was a lift available to get up onto the first floor.

The second walk was at Stoke Park in Guildford. It was a truly beautiful autumn day with clear blue skies and warm sunshine. We met outside the Spectrum leisure centre and joined up with the Boxgrove group who were completing a slightly longer walk.  We set off around the park and soon realised it was actually a very warm day and everyone was enjoying feeling the warmth of the sun. This walk is one of the longer Wellbeing walks at around 45 minutes but the pace is still gentle. The whole walk is on tarmac but there are a couple of inclines that might require a bit more effort or support. We enjoyed the views of Guildford across the park and some stunning colours in the Japanese garden.

Our final walk was in Priory Park in Reigate. Unfortunately, there was a little less sunshine and little more cloud for this walk but we did manage to stay dry at least! The meeting point was under the arches outside Morrisons and we set off around Reigate Priory first before heading out along the Broadwalk towards the lake. There is a flat pathway all the way around the walk with a firm surface underfoot, although there were a few parts by the lake where leaves had built up which may make wheeling a little more difficult. Once again, we enjoyed a good chat as we walked and there was plenty of wildlife around the lake to enjoy too. We returned via the skate park to the Methodist church for refreshments. Apparently, there are two albino squirrels living in the trees there, but we didn’t spot them today!

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I've not been out for ages; it was really lovely to get out.
- Get More Active Get Together attendee