There’s nothing like a good walk to get you ready for a good walk and there has been nothing like a good walk for ages. As today’s weather was glorious, it was time to put the plimmies on and head off out..
First stop was the Carpenters Arms in Windsor for a well kept pint of Doom Bar. Second stop, just two minutes after leaving the Carpenters, was the Two Brewers for a pint of Tribute. I had a choice of either “This Bar” or “That Bar”. Difficult. I chose “This”. Two wonderful beers from the southwest and I was set up for the next ten miles to wander through the Great Park back to home.
As it was a weekday, the Long Walk was quiet.
I cut a slight corner off my normal walk and headed off down the Gallop to be entirely free of the great unwashed and was rewarded by a flurry of green parakeets, which I am ashamed to say I couldn’t capture as they whizzed up on me from behind and shot off before I could get my camera out of my pocket… Ho hum… Still, it was at the ready for the next pair of visitors:
They were a long way up – sorry the pictures are a bit blurred! The last time I came this way there were six kites circling overhead. The Great Park is wonderfully full of them.
At various points along the way there are indicators next to trees telling you how old they are. I particularly like this one: I really like the “about”…
Then it’s a delightful stroll past some fancy gates and the racecourse to home. Ten miles and no passes.