‘But Look, the (Trees) in Russet Mantle Clad’

I’m sure Mister Shakespeare won’t mind my slight adaptation to a line from Hamlet, but I wanted to use that word ‘russet’, which I always associate with autumn, and which I now associate with autumn walking. As things developed during the year, the inspiration for our new venture meant that our first walks didn’t begin until late summer. Part of us wondered whether perhaps spring might have been more appropriate for starting a new netwalking business. Looking back, we’re so glad that we did get things up and running (walking!) because otherwise we would have missed out on the…

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We Are Up and Walking

Just catching our breath having completed our first few events and we can officially say we are now up and walking! We have what we feel is a top-notch website (go look!), we have a growing number of followers on all types of social media, we have subscribers joining by the day and we have had our first paying customers. And then they’ve only gone and told us that they’ve had a great time and will be seeing us on another one! The sun has often shone, the Cheshire countryside has been amazing, the walkers have been brilliant; hey…

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Walking Fees: A Question of Value

We’ve had an amazing response to Come Walk With Us and several people have asked how we arrive at our pricing for each event. So, I thought it was worth trying to address the idea of walking fees, that often-awkward question which some suggested might be an elephant in our new enterprise room.In the first instance, it’s probably worth saying that neither John nor I see this as any kind of ‘get rich quick’ scheme. Our aim is to have some fun, enjoy every walk and try and encourage other people to do the same. Whilst the fees might…

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Learning to Walk

My mum always used to tell people how long it took me to learn how to walk. The more often she told the tale, the older I became in her description of events; to the point that I think, according to her, I was about seven and a half before I took to my feet.Whilst I may have taken a while to ‘move at a regular pace by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once’ (dictionary definition of walking, take note!), it also took me quite some years to…

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(Baby We Were) Born to Walk

Whilst I’ve never been a massive fan of Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run is a classic tune, the chorus to which no-one surely can resist singing along. I’ve been thinking about the words recently, though, and I think I’m ready to call Bruce to account. And I believe there are plenty of scientists out there who would also be willing to back my claim.My point is that whilst Bruce claims we were born to run, the medical profession is now more likely to throw its weight behind our being born to walk than making our legs move at a…

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