Swarland Wood Nordic Walk
Sun 9th October 2016
This was one of our shorter walks but nonetheless still beautiful.
As is becoming the norm we had some new walkers to Nordic walking, Jo, Julie, Nazia and Zahed join us.
Jo and Julie were taught the technique whilst Anne looked after everyone at the coffee shop.
Poles handed out, we gathered for a warm up. I introduced myself and Anthony (my volunteer for the day) who was going to be back marker to make sure we didnít lose anyone.
We headed off along the road past the golf course to the start of Swarland Wood, group photo taken, we headed through the wood, there was a lot of chatter and laughter behind me.
We were walking along a path when we came across a frog/toad (not sure which) and shouted to everyone to be careful they didnít stab it with their poles.
This was quite an uneventful walk until one of the group (I promised I wouldnít mention her name in the blog) spotted some white mushrooms growing on a tree and wondered if she could eat them, we all said we didnít know so it was best to leave them alone, she picked one to have a look but didnít eat it, we walked on and saw a fly agaric (or smurf house).
We got back to Nelsons at the Park, for our usual post walk snack. The food was amazing, the chatter continued until everyone took their leave and went home.
Thank you Anthony for being an excellent back marker.
Our next Nordic walk is on Saturday 22nd October 2016 and is from Warkworth to Alnmouth, we will be stopping for lunch in Alnmouth before returning back to Warkworth.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Swarland Wood Nordic Walk and I hope to see you all very soon.