WALK REPORT: 23rd February 2016
“If the weather picks up do you fancy coming to Galston a wee country walk?” came the Whatsapp message one morning…. Hell yes!! What better than a local resident to be your personal tour guide for the afternoon!
So off we set, my good friend Carolyn, myself, Nathan, Thomas and ‘baby Thomas’ as we fondly call Carolyn’s 8 month old little smiler. And 2 buggies 🙂
As it was going to be quite a short walk and Nathan tends to be a good walker I thought he would manage it no bother but as it turned out I must have caught him on a sleepy afternoon as before long he was hitching a ride on the back of the buggy, which Thomas had fallen fast asleep in only 15 minutes into the walk. So it turned out to be a good workout for mummy especially as there are a few hills on this route!
And another lesson learned – if you want a 4 year old to enjoy the walk make sure there is a park along the route or at the very least the promise of a snack at some point. And buy a buggy board!
I spotted a couple of other walking routes I want to try including Galston-Newmilns and and old railway track from Hurlford to Galston (which I spotted during the car journey home). So look out for those in a later post! [Update: these are now live!]