Fancy walking around the world twice?
If all the lost footpaths in England and Wales were to be legally protected, they would total 49,000 miles, which is equivalent to the distance of twice around the earth.
Many of these routes have become overgrown, blocked, built upon, ploughed over or have simply been forgotten.
Volunteers from the walking charity ‘The Ramblers’ have discovered thousands of these unused paths and are pressing the Government to have them included on the legal record of rights of way.
What a shock or somewhat upsetting if a walker appeared on our doorstep to say that a footpath used to be where the house is and asked to walk through the front door and out through the back garden because it is a public footpath.
In the Gospels we read that Jesus and his disciples walked for hundreds of miles through the countryside and by the sea, sharing the good news of the gospel with the vast crowds that followed them.
Years ago, people would walk miles to church to be able to meet together in order to worship and learn more of the love of God.
We are living in a time when many churches have had to close because of the pandemic, causing the congregations unable to meet together.
It is still possible to pray to God through Jesus and therefore keep in touch with him and learn more of his love.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District