Greensand Ridge in a Day - 10 July 2016

The Greensand Ridge in a Day - Sunday 10th July 2016 

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26 walkers (25 finished): Graham Bayes, Dee Brockway, Terry Brown, Brin Bunker, Gill Bunker, Jackie Burnett, Chris Burns, Graham Busch, Jim Catchpole, Geoff Curnock, John Esslemont, DFH, Phil Friede, Jill Green, James Hill, Andrew Gilbertson, Richard Haynes, Gill Howe, Vikki Kemp, M, Sheila McCarthy, Steve McMorrow, Adrian Moody, Bob Safford, Dave Sedgley, Betty Sturgeon

Supported magnificently throughout the day by:

Northill: Lynn & Dave, Norman and Gordon

3 Drinks/Snacks Stops : Norman and Gordon

Ampthill: Mary & Dennis, Roger & Margaret, Jake, Christine Bramley, Norman and Gordon

Woburn:  Mary & Dennis, Roger & Margaret, Norman and Gordon

 

Merrian's GPS timings: Start 06.59 Northill 09.23 - 09.53 Deadman's Cross 11.22 - 11.32 Deadman's Hill 13.20 - 13.30 Ampthill 15.03 - 15.45 Ridgmont 17.46 - 17.54 Woburn 19.44 - 20.05 Canal bridge 23.13 Car park - 23.25

 

From the walkers:

Thank you to everyone who made Sunday's walk so enjoyable . Fabulous food 🍰☕🍞🍌 and drink. Even the weather ☔️ was not as bad as feared ⛈. To top the day Murry won and Frome and Hamilton. The drinks team did a great job as did our walk leaders. We would love to do it again.  Andrew & Gill

Many thanks to all those involved in organising and running  a thoroughly enjoyable, if somewhat tiring, day. I'm a bit stiff this morning, but it was well worth it.  Best wishes  John Esslemont

Please could you pass on my very grateful thanks to absolutely everyone involved in the Greensand Ridge Walk yesterday. The organisers, leaders and all the support team with the numerous food and drink stops were all fantastic.  A great day.  Chris Burns

Just had to write to say thanks again for all your wonderful organising and support on yesterday's walk - it was all fantastic. I don't have everyone's email address so I wonder if you could pass on my thanks, appreciation and admiration to everyone who helped in anyway to make it such a memorable day.   Off to Mull today for a birthday break and a rest!   All the best   Terry Brown

Many thanks for all your support yesterday.  The organisation was spot-on, the catering excellent and I do enjoy walking without thinking, so thanks also to the walk leaders. Although I walked over 97,000 steps, earning my first Rocket Boot fitbit badge (yawn), and burnt over 5,000 calories, I consumed far more and put on weight.  I'm sure I'd have eaten even more if we hadn't a schedule to keep to.  I did consider dropping out at Woburn so I could keep scoffing, but I'd never have lived it down - reason for retirement = greed. Next time (if?), you must walk, and I'll support.   Thanks again,  M

Please can you pass on my  thanks to  everyone who was involved with the organisation of the Greensand Ridge  Walk on Sunday. The leaders did a great  job throughout the day and the support of the checkpointers at  Northill, Ampthill and Woburn was really appreciated. Bacon rolls, pasta, bread, trifle, scones -  we couldn't have asked for more. Norman and Gordon deserve a special mention as well,  popping up  at  intervals to  make sure we had  enough  drink and titbits to  keep us going.   So  from one tired, footsore , but very  happy  walker -  a big thank you to  you all.  Jackie Burnett

How can one walk 42(?)  miles in one day and still put on weight? ...easy... ..enjoy an event organised  by an amazing team of BBNers who spent hours organising it and gave up their  entire Sunday to serve up the most wonderful meals and then still pop up with  more drink and goodies en route, just when they were needed. Thank you all very  much. Dee & Phil x

Please pass on our thanks to all those involved on the day, what an effort. Gill, Dee, and Dave for getting us from A to B.  Merrian for making sure no one was left behind. Norman and his crew for the magnificent food and route back up.  The written menu at lunch was superb. More than one walker said the effort was worth it just for the food.  Graham Bayes & Vikki Kemp PS, I never did see any green sand.

 

Further information about this year's event

Registration Form  Form  (678KB)

Another chance to walk The Greensand Ridge in a day  from Gamlingay to Leighton Buzzard - a 40 mile linear social walk led by BBN members. The format will be the same as 2014 - the coach will leave Leighton Buzzard at 0600 for a 0700 start at Gamlingay, with breakfast at Northill, late lunch at Ampthill and late tea at Woburn.  The maximum number of walkers will be set at 40. 

Look at the photos/comments from 2014  Photos