What is your most common place for walking for leisure?

@oldchem1 (8144)
May 6, 2010 5:04am CST
I am really lucky to live in an area that is on the Lancashire Coastal Way ( a 66 mile Coastal Way from Merseyside to Cumbria) I live in a small village close to Lancaster and for us there is a part of the coastal way that goes from our village (Glasson Dock) to Lancaster, it follows the route of an old railway line alongside the River Lune. The distance is around seven mile and it is easy walking with some pretty views. We love to make this walk and stop for some lunch in the city before walking back. We also do a lot of walking along the Lancaster Canal. As I said I a VERY lucky in my location for walking, how about you?
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@ladymog (25)
6 May 10
We live very near to Rivington Pike and during the summer we would often go there for long walks .There are a couple of different routes so depending on how fit we are feeling we normally climb to the highest point . We used to go there for picnics when the boys were younger , they had so much room to run and play safely. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of going there with my mum & dad evry Easter and spending the whole day walking and then just before leaving we would roll painted hard boiled eggs down the hill , the winner was given 20p ( it seemed like a fortune at the time )
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@oldchem1 (8144)
6 May 10
Sounds lovely. I think that we are really lucky in this country with the areas we have for walking. I'd love to walk more than we do but have a back problem that slow's me down at times.
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6 May 10
I'm also unable to take long walks as i used to . i have been given a crutch but it isn't very good on the Pike , i've had plenty wobbles trying to climb uphill with it , it keeps my husband amused though , he places bets on how far i can get without falling over . At least we both get to laugh about it , it could be worse my sense of humour could have gone as well . My sons bought me a Wii for xmas so i use that to get my daily excercise now sitting in the comfort of my own sofa - it's bliss
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@kel1483 (986)
• United States
6 May 10
I live close to trail that runs (from what I hear) the entire length of the state of Michigan. It is paved and in the winter is used for snowmobiles. In the warmer months we use it for walking and biking. It is really conveniently located to my house (it crosses the road just down from my house). You can walk on it all the way to nearby cities. I usually don't go that far (the nearest town is 6 miles), but my siblings will walk all the way to the neighboring town and back, but I know I couldn't make the entire 12 mile hike. I usually only go about 2-4 miles. It is nice and scenic.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
6 May 10
That sounds amazing, lucky you!!
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@Steinway (312)
• United States
7 May 10
I walk at our local park here in town. It is a circle mile. Sights are not too pretty, because you only see the high school, the highway, the mexican restaurant, and cars on a highway. But, it serves the purpose of getting some type of exercise.
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@charylady (424)
• Philippines
7 May 10
sounds like a really nice place for walking. i live close to a university so i take my early morning walks around the campus. now that it's summer here i try to start out at dawn when it's still nice and cool. it gets quite warm after the sun is up. i usually just stay on the lower campus grounds but sometimes when i'm feeling extra energetic, i venture to the upper campus for the more challenging uphill roads.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
6 May 10
i like to walk through my neighbourhood or if it is summer, i walk at the beach, or winter, i walk through the mall.
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• India
7 May 10
Oh yes, you’re lucky indeed and I envy you…walking without any rush is one of the pleasures of life which is fast disappearing from the urban scenario. My city Calcutta hardly has any open space to walk or jog…few extended parks that are there are at in isolated pockets, convenient only for people who live nearby. However, near my in-laws house, there is one such park with a expansive lake within…its used for walking, idling, outdoor sports and of course for lovers to hangout in privacy. When I used to live with my in-laws, hubby and me used to go for our walks there, usually on weekend evenings. I can understand your joy as I myself thoroughly enjoyed those long walks thru rows of majestic trees with the pristine water running all along the path.
@oldchem1 (8144)
1 Jun 10
It must be very difficult to get used to life in a city, I don't hink that I could take that sort of life anymore!! I enjoy my freedom in the countryside too much.
• China
7 May 10
When I stay at home which locates in countryside, I often go to the wide fields to breathe fresh air and enjoy natural beauty. The landscape is a manificent in summer, with green trees, grass and plants. It makes me feel relaxed and free from all those pressures at work. But now I'm living in a big city consisting of gigantic buildings and of narrow streets full of petrol fumes and toxic gases. It's hard to find a place where I can return again to our mother nature. Even some parks these days are no longer as beautiful as before. They are kind of commercialized.
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 May 10
I hope that you can get back to some good fresh air soon
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Lately I walk in my neighborhood. It is pretty large and quite well landscaped. Sometimes I walk up to to the clubhouse or pool and sometimes to the playground. Some times I take my dogs with me. They pull so it makes walking easier to do.
@med889 (5958)
1 Jun 10
I would choose the park nearby which has so many other people there too among whom there are many of my friends and neighbors so this is my place to go walking everyday. There is a river too along and lots of flowers in different cutting shapes too.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
7 May 10
This is a nice question. I like to go for a walk with my husband when it is evening. I like to see the city is turning dark and the city looks beautiful in night lights. I enjoy those walks holding our hands together. I would like to stop at a street soup seller. It is a good feeling when the hot soup goes down through your throat. I like mushroom soup.
@smartjack (521)
• India
7 May 10
hey nice to hear that. Walking is a very good exercise. It has lot of benefits. Early morning walk really helps. Even I wake up early in the morning to go for a walk. It is so refreshing. I makes you very energetic and prepares you for the day. The place where i live is a village area. There is no pollution. We are very far from the city. We live in an area with a lot of greenery. We have our own bungalow. A road passes from our house. It is very silent here. There are trees on both the sides. It is such a beautiful experience to live in this part of the world.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
7 May 10
oldchem1 When I do walk which is not oftenas i am physically handicapped in re to walking. I walk outside on Dawson street here in GardenGrove in front of Gold Crest retirement center. I love to look at all the pretty flower beds in the yards along my street and sometimes people will speak to me or say hello as I walk along. Mostly Vietnamese live here in Little Saigon, Garden Grove California. they were the boatpeople that fled from Vietnam and came here to California as the climate is warm and comfortable.they make very good neighbors. kind and easy going and friendly too.
@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Hi there Old Chem! I usually walk for leisure in a nearby mini-park. It's near our house and it has a playground, a basketball court and a simple gazebo wherein you can rest when you get tired of walking or if you just want to hang-out or talk.