Well Spring has sprung, or at least an early version has. We may well get another blast of the cold stuff but for now we all are looking forward and willing to fight anyone who wants to stop our plans, we all know what I’m talking about. This walk was a beauty, the weather was glorious, the air clarity was superb and the type that can only be seen in the winter months. Last week up on Stalldown Barrow I had a brief prelude to this weekends weather, but this was just another level. Again I stayed as local as I wished, it was a short drive (for me anyway), and to be honest everyone and his hamster was out. Walkers, cycling, driving, prams, cats, dogs, shopping, runners, everyone. We all are stuck doing the same thing, again and in this weather we all want to be outside so it will be busy. So the media need to to do one. I played savvy and despite the first third of the walk being busy we turned into a quieter part and more space. Saying that, the first third is full of the big hitters of any walk, Brunel bridges and tunnels, new metal architecture and a fine path. When your kids say they are enjoying this walk, then you know you have done good, fist pump! We then walked up to Plaster Down which was an opening of space, and you can find your own way across here, for us we made a way and talked of Star Wars and our favourite 1-9 of the films, their choices doesn’t match mine and it was great to hear their reasoning but lets face it they are wrong, Empire Strikes Back rules! Just over 6 miles in fantastic weather, with the boys, a perfect day.