Training walks can get a little ho-hum because you do them so often, the local ones anyway. It really is important that these walks are still interesting and fun, otherwise it's all just exercise.
So here's a list of things that we've done to keep the walks interesting, which I'll keep updating…
1. Go after dark and visit the glowworms
The North Lawson glowworms are pretty good, all the way along Empire Pass through to St Michael's and Dante's Glen Falls. Glowworm Grotto, which is what I call it, is a recent outing and further toward Springwood.
So many of our walks can be done at night, to give us some gazing wonder along the way:
- Empire Pass - Queens Road - Echo Bluff Loop
- Tom Hunter Park - Lucinda Ave Return via Glowworm Grotto
2. Take some friends and have a picnic
Friends maybe don't have the same adherence to a forced march that these training walks require, but the other enjoyments far outweigh any of those negatives.
3. Do the walk at night
Not every walk can be done at night efficiently, but when you do it completely changes the walk, what you see and notice.
- Six Foot Track: Not all the walk was at night, just down Nellie's to the Cemetery, then the following day from the Cox up to the Pluviometer.