National GetOutside Day

Last Sunday, 30 September 2018, saw the first ever National GetOutside Day.  The event, organised by the Ordnance Survey challenged the great British public to get 1 million people outdoors doing whatever activity they fancied.  The planned activities ranged from walks and cycle rides to picnics and bushcraft.

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As part of the event Hill-Walking For The Over 60’s, in the guise of OS #GetOutside Champion Glyn, organised a walk around Iping Common and the surrounding area in West Sussex, close to Midhurst.  The route was a leisurely 3.7 miles across the beautiful Weald Heathland of the Southdowns National Park.

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Originally 10 people where due to walk but for whatever reasons only 6 could attend on the day.  Those that did come were treated to a free one months subscription to OS Maps, a free GetOutside T-shirt, protein snacks from Top Herd and finished off with a welcoming brew of freshly made tea or coffee from Grizzly’s Adventure Blends at the end.

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On the day the weather was kind to us and the walk was a very sociable amble around some of West Sussex’s most beautiful countryside.  For those that had travelled from as far as Brighton and Southampton it was a very enjoyable mornings walk.

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My thanks to all of those that turned up on the day, Top Herd and Grizzly’s Adventure Blend for their support of the event and, of course, to the Ordnance Survey for the concept and national sponsorship.  For further information about the work of the Ordnance Survey #GetOutside initiative and their team of Champions visit their Website

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trig by Lee Newton

Piccy courtesy of @tryasyoumight2

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