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Secret Life Of A Rambler - Janet Rix

"I have always enjoyed the great outdoors and it seemed logical to join Ramblers to support their footpath and countryside access work. I have learned a lot about my local area and made many good friends along the way. Encroaching age and dodgy hips and knees mean that I can no longer walk the distances I once did. However, I have many fond memories to look back on, and when I join Julia Bradbury on some of her TV walks I can truthfully say. "Been there, done that - and in some cases even got the T-shirt!"secretliferix

(Janet is being too modest about her achievements - she has been a stalwart member for many years. She was previously secretary of Newark Ramblers and has also served on Area Council as Membership Secretary. And that's a great photo of her with her late husband, Geoff, on a bluebell walk in Derbyshire!)

Why did you join Ramblers?
I was encouraged to join by friends

How long have you been a member?
More than thirty years

Where is your favourite walking destination?
Without doubt, the Yorkshire Dales

If you could walk anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Many moons ago I lived in New Zealand for three years, so I would like to walk there

What is your most memorable walk?
Bridge of Balgie in Glen Lyon, Scotland. We had been to the Ben Lawers Visitor Centre and then on to the small hamlet of Bridge of Balgie where we saw scores of red squirrels running around, not a care in the world. Magical

What is your most treasured piece of walking kit?
My Lifeventure flask. It goes everywhere with me

Have you ever got lost on a walk?
No, because my husband always did the navigating!

Who would be your ideal walking companion(s)?
Richard Osman from "Pointless". He is a mine of information and very witty

How do you relax?
Reading Whodunnits and crosswords and quizzes

What is your favourite meal?
Traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Baileys in my coffee

What music would you like played at your funeral?
"Morning Has Broken" and "Amazing Grace"

Sum up your personality in three words
Could do better

Friday, December 15, 2017