Wotton-under-Edge to Petty France 9.4 miles Ascent 1234ft Miles so far 243.2   2 comments

Wotton under Edge - Petty France

Loaded ourselves up with muesli and toast this morning, as the B&B in Wotton doesn’t do cooked breakfasts, and set out into the rather cold Wotton. It only took a couple of minutes before we realised that we were walking back towards Middleyard and had to correct ourselves. We weren’t sorry to leave Wotton as we weren’t really impressed with the B&B or the town itself. I suspect the problem is that we’ve been spoilt recently with the lovely places that we’ve stopped at.

The walking went well today and although we don’t really feel we are getting any fitter we certainly seem to be getting to places quicker. In no time at all we were in Alderley for coffee. I’m not quite sure when coffee time is any more but Helen seems to have this super formulae involving miles walked and ascents etc for working it out. I’m not sure I’ve quite grasped it but I think it’s distance walked in feet multiplied by the diameter of the ascent divided by 4, all over pi times 7.63. And then when this total over C = 0 then it’s time to stop. I may be missing the temperature quotient out of this and thereby making it too simple but that bit confuses me a little.

Heather Stewart - Land End to John O'Groats

Anyway, sat there drinking coffee (and letting my brain cool down) when another walker comes along and starts chatting. We told her where we were going and asked about her walk and it turned out that she was walking from Lands End to John O’Groats !! Lovely lady and she was as enthusiastic about our walk as she was about her own. If anybody wants to have a look at how she is getting on you can follow her blog on http://www.travelpod.com/members/heather-stewart. It’s very good and a lot more detailed then ours. We wish her the best of luck and hope that her enthusiasm lasts for the whole 874 miles. I’ve a feeling it will.

The weather had brightened up by now and after a quick look inside the church at Alderley we walked down some lovely paths to Hawkesbury where we just happened to notice that the Beaufort Arms was still open. Being as time was going so well and it would have been rude to walk past somehow, we called in for some scrumpy and some sandwiches which went down very nicely in the garden in the sun before walking the final mile and a half to our nights stop at Petty France just in time for a bus back to pick up the van. A good day :-).

Spotted on Wortley Hill

Hawkesbury Upton's "You'll Never Leave" a bit scary

A glass of scrumpy and a sandwich


Posted March 31, 2012 by derektruby in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Wotton-under-Edge to Petty France 9.4 miles Ascent 1234ft Miles so far 243.2

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  1. It’s good that you had no cooked breakfast as you need to get use to it as you won’t be getting any here, ha ha ha!

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