Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Walk Finisher edited

I chose a local route to complete my memorial walk in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II.  The walk was perfect with both sunshine and showers.

Bridle Path

Bridle Path

The Silkin Way

Apley Woods

Apley Woods

Apley Woods

Nr Apley Woods

Nr Apley Woods

Leegomery Pools

Leegomery Pools

Leegomery Pools

I will now retrace my steps on my virtual route from London back to Windsor (just under 29 miles), concluding with a ‘real’ walk along the ‘Long Walk’ from Windsor Castle to the Copper Horse statue of King George III.

Day Seventeen Progress Map

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 28th 2022

16 Responses to “The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Walk”

  1. lisl says:

    Well done, Cherie. You should be very pleased with yourself – you certainly look happy

  2. Did you go to Westminster Abbey to your respects to the late queen?
    The queue was so long, it was too crazy!

    • CherryPie says:

      No, I walked in her memory instead :-)

      • I went to Buckingham Palace on the second night, while she was still in Scotland.
        Only because the last building that I finished on that day, Heritage Open Day, was not far away from the palace.
        Anyway, I saw sea of flowers in front of the palace and I thought money could be spent more meaningfully if people donated the money to charities instead of buying flowers. Or plant something in one’s backyard to remember the Queen, which can last longer that cut flowers.

        • CherryPie says:

          I am not one for placing flowers in that way but they are beautiful to see. I like that they have been collected and will be composted to the benefits of the gardens on the Royal Estates.

          I have had a strange journey this year in regards to our late Queen Elizabeth. We were in Windsor on the official weekend of her Jubilee celebrations, then later in August we visited Sandringham.

          We planned to revisit Windsor and the castle and tie up a few other things we missed on our first visit to Windsor. Little did we know that Queen Elizabeth would pass away leading to all our visits feeling a little strange.

          We are still going to return to the castle, albeit a little later than we had originally planned.

          • Oh, the Windsor Castle ticket that I bought previously was valid for a whole year.
            I did manage to go back and see it again.

            Walking along the Thames in Windsor was really enjoyable.
            But, yes there’s always a but, there were way too many swans there.
            So watch your step by the river bank. ;)

            • CherryPie says:

              Yes, our tickets are valid for a year and we phoned up to book the return visit tickets on this basis. We have to pick them up from the ticket office on arrival.

              We rather liked the swans :-) I guess they are now the King’s Swans!

  3. ....peter:) says:

    that was quite the walk in honour of Queen Elizabeth II … this was a wonderful tribute Cherie….peter:)

  4. ....peter:) says:

    i forgot to mention your beautiful selfie Cherie….peter:)

  5. Hels says:

    The two photos of the lake, showing a tree with red leaves, are serene. We don’t see many red leaves in Australia.

  6. Shabana says:

    How nice to take memorial walk

    Seems like UK is bursting with natural beauty as images are soul refreshing.
    Health peace and happiness to you dear Cheri

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