My annual physical challenge this year was met by Walking the Wirral Way, Hooton to West Kirby and back all the way to Neston – 22 miles in total – undertaken with my good friends: David Williams, Jonny Williams, Al de la Hoyde and Rustie. The weather was remarkably kind, the track relentlessly punishing. In hindsight, trainers might well have made for better footwear than the sturdy walking boots we opted for. I chose the flat over hill walking this year to give my knees a break, but this was blistering toil on a rather monotonous trail. A detour off the set route, to take in Parkgate Parade, provided respite from that monotony, and we were rewarded with a stunning sunset over the Welsh hills, across the Dee estuary. Thanks for sharing in the joy and the pain, my friends – you’ll have you reward in a warm footspa!
The Wirral Way Walk was undertaken to raise money for Christmas parties hosted by our sixth form, one for children from Delamere School and one for local senior citizens. Donations will be gratefully received through ParentPay on ‘Mr Dickson’s Wirral Way Walk’ account.
Thanks to those of you who have already donated.
Mr. N. Dickson.