Our first Walk for Women happened in August. As a simple, relaxed activity, it aims to break the barriers of fitness and finance. Thank you to the amazing ladies who joined me! We wandered through Haslam Park, along the sculpture trail and Lancaster Canal, before returning through Haslam Nature Reserve.
The sun shone. The scenery was varied. A family of cygnets and parent swan passed by and began a flying lesson in the canal basin. Then we had a (democratically voted-for :D) stop halfway at the Final Whistle cafe for a brew and a natter. It was around 3km walk and I provided a map so the ladies could choose their pace without needing to keep with the group leader.
Most of the ladies were new to me, who had found out about the walk from social media or search engines online, or via friends and relatives who said they’d join. I introduced a few women to each other based on the snippets of information they’d given me about their interests, and they happily swapped tales and talked interests. It was great to see women of all ages come together over a walk and find common ground.
The nature of our type of group walk:
*Clusters form of women walking at different paces
*The groups alternate as paces change, so everyone naturally talks to a few people without awkwardness
*We walk slower and see things we never noticed before
*There’s room for silence but in a comfortable way
*It’s long enough for exercise but short enough not to be a slog or to be lengthy if women have a busy schedule
The next walk is on Sat 14th September, starting at Avenham Park Pavilion Cafe at 11am and lasts till around 1pm (that’s a 1hour-1h 20 walk then brew stop). Looking forward to seeing you all again ladies, and to meeting new wonderful women.