Today’s run called for some rolling trail, and after a little bit of thought, I decided to head to Banstead Woods. Rather than loop round and round the parkrun course, I opted to head off on a footpath at random to see where it took me, but before long, I started to notice wooden posts with markers on them. Being a curious soul, I started to follow the markings to see where they led*, and just under three miles later, I was back where I started, having completed the Banstead Woods Nature Trail.
It’s nice to know that if I ever get lost in the woods (something I’ve done on more than one occasion), there is a permanent trail of breadcrumbs to show me the way back to my car.
*I also follow flour arrows. One of these days, they will lead me straight onto the sharpened blade of a mad axe murderer. Until then, I shall enjoy the adventure.