Between Friday and today, I must have walked some miles.
Friday, I walked back to an area where a flat I thought may be too far than I liked and also that I felt I would not like to walk via that way at night, to see if I quickly misjudged. I forgot my map, but thought I memorised it and so I continued my journey. I found I went the wrong way and so I had to back-track until on the right route. I found that my views walking that way had changed, but I still did feel it was quite a walk to get to, so I was right not to enquire about it.
Today, I visited a park that I had not been to before and absolutely loved it. Vicar Water County Park is a hidden gem, in Clipstone. Many a times I have gone through this area and always said I would one day visit,so after yesterday being a total downpour, I was determined that today I was going. I set out early, so I could get the walk in, as rain was predicted for the afternoon.
There are three trails around here and the trail I had in mind was the longest one, which was 3 miles. After over half way round, I found signage to be poor and the walk I had I’m mind, I ended up trailing off somewhere. The last signage I seen and I hoped would point me in the right direction was damaged, so I could not see where I was. I did not panic at this point, as I would have done years ago and trusted my own gut instinct. Eventually, after some walking, I came across a guest house and at this point, a little anxiety came in and I felt lost, but I pulled out my phone and Google it. I found I was in Forest Town, so I had gone out of my way. But I wasn’t far to walk back to my starting point, which was The Rumbles cafe. As I was going to walk in what I thought was the right direction, I asked someone who was walking their dog, to check I was going in the right direction. It was a good job I asked, because I was going the opposite way to where I needed to go. Once on the right course, it was lunch at The Rumbles Cafe and I was ready for a drink most of all, when I arrived there. The meal and service there was excellent like at any Rumbles cafe I have been to. Had I started here first, I could have picked up a guide for the walk and just maybe, not have got lost.
Find out more about the park here: http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/vicarwater/