Cosmeston Under Blue Sky



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STROLLERS


The walkers gathered at Cosmeston under a suitably blue sky to start the jubilee celebrations with their normal monthly walk. There was nothing normal about the walking attire, as walkers were asked to wear red, white and blue, so Union Jack headbands, red trousers, striped t shirts and blue hats were dragged out of wardrobes. Some walkers even made crowns, adorned with elaborate jewels, fake of course! Bakewell tarts, being red and white, were enjoyed towards the end of the walk…

 



Another New Walker

 


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STROLLERS


Another new walker was welcomed to the group at Cosmeston and was soon chatting to some of the regulars! The regulars now include 2 babies who are carried around the lakes in slings, enjoying the fresh air, flowers and bird song, like everyone else. All ages are welcome, though we cannot promise to transport you!!

 



 

Amazingly Blue Skies

 


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STROLLERS


Amazingly blue skies greeted the living with cancer strollers at Cosmeston. Two walkers had reasons to enjoy a celebratory walk, a birthday for one and the end of cancer treatment next week for another. Milestones for both. Another reason to celebrate was the almost complete absence of mud as we strolled around, but Helen did manage to point out one large muddy patch which the group navigated skilfully around

 



 

A Very Wet, Grey Day In March

 


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STROLLERS


 

Amazingly blue skies greeted the living with cancer strollers at Cosmeston. Two walkers had reasons to enjoy a celebratory walk, a birthday for one and the end of cancer treatment next week for another. Milestones for both. Another reason to celebrate was the almost complete absence of mud as we strolled around, but Helen did manage to point out one large muddy patch which the group navigated skilfully around

 



 

February Walk Reports

 

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STROLLERS


Time to Talk day is February 3rd and coincided with the Living with Cancer Strollers at Cosmeston. It’s a day when people are encouraged to talk and to share….the strollers did not need much encouragement. Indeed, as ever, they were cajoled to keep walking, whilst doing all the talking! And what did people talk about: the mud , the start of radiotherapy sessions, the abundance of robins, painful migraines….and the sheer joy of being outside walking ‘n’ talking with good companions. Join us!!



 

STRESS BUSTERS STROLLERS


Five new walkers joined the first Stress Buster stroll of 2022. The newbies were welcomed into the group and soon found themselves chatting and sharing stories with the oldies…no disrespect meant!! It was a very still, calm sea that the walkers by passed and nobody was tempted to join the cold, very cold, water swimmers at Watchtower Bay…maybe next month!??

 



 

Boots Were Needed

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CANCER STROLLERS


Raincoats, hats and boots were needed for the Living with Cancer Strollers around Cosmeston. No navigation tools were needed, only carefully planned routes around the numerous puddles. Betty remarked how she has learned to walk in all weathers since becoming involved in the Valeways walks. Well done everyone for being such a resilient, joyful, energetic and fun filled group! Join us!!

 



 

Stress Buster Strollers

STRESS BUSTER STROLLERS


Stress Buster strollers took on the blustery wind, fine drizzle, grey and blue skies and warm sunshine as they walked around the Knap and through the parade gardens. By the time tea and hot chocolate were enjoyed in bright sunshine, the stress created by boilers not working, burnt turkey and missing passengers on a bus….were forgotten!

 



 

Cancer Strollers Cosmeston

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CANCER STROLLERS


Amazingly blue, cloudless skies welcomed the living with cancer strollers to Cosmeston. A new walker joined the group and was quickly catching up with a staff member from Gwenfo School who knew her children…from a long time ago!!

‘J’ joined us again and is part way through a course of chemotherapy and welcomed the chance for some fresh air and a chat. The walkers basked in bright sunshine as they drank their various beverages at the end of the walk, a highlight of the activity for many!!

 



 

Valeways Stroller’s Autumn

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VALEWAYS STROLLERS


Autumn has arrived but the Valeways strollers have been bathed in sunshine. The Living with Cancer Strollers welcomed a new walker at Cosmeston, and she found herself immersed in conversations with other walkers, as they enjoyed the lakes, trees and fields. Leaves were on the ground, but luckily dry paths were underfoot.

 


 

The Carers group enjoyed an exhilarating walk between Friars Point and Nell’s Point, along an empty Whitmore bay: the day before all the dogs were allowed to descend on the beach for the winter season. The rain stayed away which made chatting and catching up easier.


 

The Stress Buster strollers certainly had any cobwebs blown away as they walked through the Parade gardens to the Old Harbour, along the Cold Knap promenade and around the harp shaped lake.

Sunshine and cloudless skies cannot be promised, but a relaxing stroll in good company can be guaranteed! Join us!

 



 

Why Walk?

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WHY WALK?


As the nights draw in, as the clocks go back, as the blue skies are replaced by grey clouds, as the drizzle is replaced by rain, as the shorts are replaced by waterproof trousers…….it is easy to think that your walking days are over for this year! Since COVID restrictions were lifted earlier in the year, the Living with Cancer Strollers at Cosmeston, Carers walk at Barry Island and Stress Buster stroll at the Knap have welcomed new members and everyone has been enjoying the benefits of being outdoors.

 

Anita Sethi, who wrote a book about walking along the Pennine Way, Britain’s oldest long distance footpath, has written: “Walking does wonders for well being and I walked until I could feel my limbs, the bones in my body, my heart beating, telling me I’m alive. When walking, I feel the emotions of anxiety and depression shift and lift…”

The walking groups do not tackle the 431kms of the Pennine Way, but there is no need to walk huge distances to feel the benefits of walking….in all weathers. So grab those walking shoes, a waterproof coat and bobble hat and join these strollers. ALL are welcome…come rain or shine!

 



 

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