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The best day out in Kent!

Updated: Apr 29, 2023


While we were on our journey, we had many more poo alerts! On Saturday, I hiked 6 miles with a group. Since this was my first official hike, I was really excited and enthusiastic about it. To know what to expect before I set out on this adventure, I watched some YouTube videos. I was ready to go hiking with all my preparations in place.


· black leggings

· water

· Thermal and fleece clothing

· Sunglasses

· Snacks and lunch pack

· hiking boots

· waterproof jacket

We started our hike at 9:30 am in Otford, Kent. In addition to learning how to use the compass and read the terrain on the map, I was also taught how to interpret hills, valleys, and other features on the map. I also received tips on using the map and compass to plan a route.

We took regular breaks to enjoy the scenery and fresh air. Taking photos and enjoying the views was also fun.

We discussed the plants and animals we encountered during our journey, and stopped to observe the different kinds of birds and wildlife we encountered. I had a great time. The team remained resilient despite misreading the map a few times. I was very pleased with the way our team worked together. At 3:00pm, we got back to our starting point feeling proud and satisfied.

The trails were easier for me because I exercise regularly. As I climbed the steep hill, my fitness was put to the test. It was nice of my colleague to give me a walking stick just in case- I'm glad I did not have to use it. Having enjoyed such a lovely hike like this one, I am inspired to maintain my regular exercise program.

Exercising will make it easier for me to hike more. I plan to maintain a regular exercise routine before my next hike to ensure that I am in an excellent physical condition .Also, I plan to invest in hiking gear, such as better shoes, a lightweight backpack, and a hat to protect from the sun. For my next adventure, I will buy an interactive map of the hike trail.

As a result of this accomplishment, I am so proud of myself, and I am looking forward to my next hiking trip.

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Gillian Simpson
Gillian Simpson
Apr 24, 2023

Congratulations🎊🎊 You have completed your first Hiking🥾 Challenge. Let me join you for the next one 🫂

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