I think I was a bit lucky with the weather for day one of my walking the North Downs Way. Facebook memories showed me two different years where I got snowed on on this day in the past on my way to Farnham to start my walk.
I started at Farnham and walked roughly 12 miles to Guildford station. I will upload the GPS track once I work out the best way to attach it to this blog post.
Only 11 of those miles were actually on route as Guildford station is about a mile North of the North Downs Way crossing the River Wey Navigation, but still it is all distance for me to record. It also made a good three hours fifty minutes of activity I could record as goFit time!
I tried live tracking my walk thanks to the magic of Garmin connect and Bluetooth between my iPhone and GPS. No idea if anyone did follow my progress online, but it was slightly alarming when my GPS went beep with the onscreen message being “The Met Office has issued a weather warning” fortunately it is for rain later today, but also extends into rain and wind tomorrow.
So not to destroy my feet too much I was planning a day off walking tomorrow. I did tape them up today and seem to have managed to remain blister free. With the forecast as it is a day off walking tomorrow seems even wiser now.
I had the countryside almost to myself with the only large group I saw being a group of friendly cyclists going the other way. There were a handful of dog walkers about, but not really even any other walkers.
I am already looking forward to day two, but it won’t happen on Wednesday or Thursday either due to social plans, but one of the best bits about doing my walk by public transport from the start and finish is I can just do it as happens to suit that day.
Here’s a link to my Day One track log.
And the Strava log