The Second Peace In Nature Walk

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Greetings Wanderers,

You are cordially invited to join us on the second Peace In Nature Walk, entitled "GREAT AND LITTLE OFFLEY TO PEGSDON HILLS, OVER...", which will (the great British weather permitting) be held at 3pm on Sunday 1st August 2004.

[ Red tree at Little Offley ]It will be a circular walk lasting around 2 hours (including rests), of mostly flat easy terrain around Great Offley, which includes part of the 6000-year old Icknield Way and takes in the stunning scenery and varied wildlife of Pegsdon Hills. The route begins and ends at Court Cottage and is all on public footpaths/bridleways once we leave the village. Wear long trousers to avoid nettles; walking boots are preferable for comfort, but unless it has been raining lots, the ground should be dry.

Entities you may likely encounter:

Children and dogs* are welcome and encouraged, so long as they can go the distance and survive without too much whining and dining.

Completing this journey will add the following points: (where n=number of participants)

These points may be used in future drumming and life events.

Successful applicants will be fed at The Smith's table.

* NOTE: Dogs are most welcome on the Walk, but alas cannot enter Court Cottage by order of The Landlord :-(

Please register your interest by phone or email so that I know how many people to cook for. If you can't make this occasion, but are still interested, there will be many future outings, taking in other beautiful places off the beaten track which I've found during my travels around Herts, Beds and Bucks.

A Hot Hazy Hike

Roberto, Ruth, Shem and George braved the humid midsummer heat to set out on the long path through parched fields filled with butterflies and crickets. The boys sustained themselves by munching wheat grains, and we chilled out in the woods and played some flute duets, but didn't see any deer this time. Luckily a breeze came to cool us off on Pegsdon Hill, releasing thousands of thistle fairies, albeit with George's help. Back home, a medieval banquet was enjoyed by hungry travellers, before a funky mixing session with The Pacesetters and Shem and George at the faders. Points have been awarded; Shem and George receive an extra +3 Physical Stamina to compensate for their higher distance-covered:leg-length ratio (=more steps taken). See you next time!

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