Mike & I have always enjoyed both our daily and weekend walks with our dogs and it has been one way that we have kept ourselves moving and fit but now that we are both in our mid 50’s we feel that staying active is even more important, especially as I was diagnosed with allergy related asthma last year. So this year we purchased our fitness watches and joined Ordnance Survey online so that we could plan our routes and download the maps to our mobile phones.

The route that we took

On Sunday, we completed a circular walk around Tarporley in Cheshire that took us on part of the Sandstone Trail route. We parked in the car park behind The Rising Sun Public House. The route took us through the lovely village of Tarporley itself and accross the many fields in the stunning countryside of Cheshire with lots of kissing gates and stiles, so bear this in mind if you are walking large dogs.

Our dogs cooling down in the stream

We skimmed the edge of Tiverton and passed Tiverton Hall and at one point along the this part of the trail you get a glimpse of Beeston Castle high up on the hill. This stretch of the walk is part of the Sandstone trail where you cross Wharton Lock, and a small stream where the dogs took a little dip, then several more fields, some of them being crops of corn.

When we came out of the fields we found ourselves in the yard at Beeston Cattle Market where we headed back through the village of Beeston and more fields, crossed more stiles, passed through more kissing gates to end up at the bottom end of the shopping street at Tarporley and a well deserved beverage at the pub was had before heading back home.

I aim to close all of the rings daily
  • Distance: 6.85 miles
  • Total Steps: 18,130
  • Calories Burnt: 1,081

So my question is …………… Are these watches worth it?

(I think they are)

2 thoughts on “Fitness Watch, Daily Goals and a Circular Walk Around Tarporley

  1. My husband and I are also in our ahem 50’s. Why is it that so many over 50’s suddenly either discover walking for fun/fitness or increase their walks? My husband is keen. I am not so – though I do admit I enjoyed the euphoria of a 40 min country walk a couple of weeks ago. Count me as a reluctant walker unless it involves coffee and cake at the end (or a wool shop!) and it has to be a meander rather than a hilly trek. Not invested in one of ‘those’ watches but hubby is keen on his pedometer. This week we were in your neck of the woods – visiting Nottingham – thought I recognised Beeston as somewhere on the local’ish map.

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