National GetOutside Day – 30 Sep

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On the 30 September 2018 I will be leading a short and leisurely walk through Iping and Stedham Common Nature Reserve is situated just west of Midhurst.  This is one of the best examples of lowland heathland in Sussex.

The walk will be approximately 4 miles in length and follow heathland footpaths.  Good walking shoes or boots are recommended.  Estimated duration no more than 2 hours.

We will be meeting at the Car Park OS Grid Ref: SU 852 219 at 11am

This walk does cover some rough ground and may not be wheelchair or pram friendly.

Every participant will receive one months FREE subscription to OS Maps

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What should you wear for walking?

To enjoy your walking comfortably and safely, your footwear, clothing and equipment need to be suitable for the conditions likely to be encountered. Britain in particularly is famous for its changeable weather so come prepared for all eventualities. You’ll need:

  • Comfortable footwear with a good grip. Walking boots are recommended.
  • A waterproof jacket and waterproof over-trousers
  • Warm clothing, such as a fleece. Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer. Man-made fabrics are better than cotton or wool for walking
  • A warm hat and gloves are useful additions, weather dependant.

What else should you bring?

  • A small rucksack
  • A water bottle (we’d recommend at least 1 litre)
  • We’d also recommend carrying spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar and small first aid kit
  • Insect repellent, sun hat, sunglasses and sun cream may also be useful additions

Who is the leader?

Glyn Dodwell has been a hill walker since he was a teenager when he spent most weekends on Exmoor, Dartmoor and The Brecon Beacons with the Scouts.

He has walked all over the UK, Europe and Middle East, particularly in Scotland, Wales, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cumbria.

He has taught hill navigation, mountain craft and survival techniques to the Scouts and Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

Glyn is not a streamlined, super fit mountain goat, far from it – he carries a few more Kg than he would wish and suffers from arthritis, chronic back pain and many ailments associated with a misspent youth partaking in extreme sports or having fun as it was called then!


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