In this series of Ramblings, Clare Balding visits some of the most beautiful places in the UK to show that whatever age or stage of life you are at, walking has something to offer everyone.
7 December 2007
This week Clare proves you're never too old to start rambling, with Beryl Griffiths and her friends from GrannyTrek
Clare meets Beryl Griffiths, who started GrannyTrek in 2005, her ambition being to motivate a band of Grannies to march across the country. Beryl set up GrannyTrek as a way of celebrating her 65th birthday and also to raise money for a local children's hospice. Since the early days the operation has grown and grown, and now over 700 people join in the walks.
This route is a lovely circular walk near Bristol, starting at Charlton Farm in Wraxhall. It has great views across to Wales, Bristol and the Mendips.
Map: OS Landranger 172 (Bristol and Bath) Start: Charlton Farm, Wraxhall BS48 1PE Distance: 4 miles Terrain: Good footpaths all the way; easy to follow. Not too much up and down Suitable for: All walkers
By road to Charlton Farm, then walk East to Windmill Hill, North East to Easton in Gordono, South to Lower Failand, South West to Failand Ho then back to Charlton Farm via Old Hill.