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Fresh Air Business Walk: Sugar Loaf, Abergavenny. Fresh air | fresh thinkin...
Wed 12 April 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 BST
What is it? And is it for me?
Fresh Air Business Walking is a membership and pay-per-walk programme for business leaders and their guests seeking fresh air, fresh perspectives, and fresh conversations.
It's an opportunity to relax and draw energy and inspiration from stunning natural environments; a powerful alternative to indoor meetings; a more creative and engaging form of networking; and an opportunity to share and resolve major work challenges.
This particular walk will take us around and over the summit of Sugar Loaf, a 596m top with commanding views over Abergavenny at its feet, the Brecon Beacons, and the Black Mountains.
Where is the start/finish point? Where can I park? What about toilets?
We will meet in the car park of Waitrose, Merthyr Road, Llanfoist, Abergavenny NP79LL; and then drive to a car park on Sugar Loaf itself. There are customer toilets in Waitrose - and so this may be a great place to get any hill food and refreshements you are going to need.
Who is leading this event?
Dave Stewart, Managing Director of The Fresh Air Learning Company will lead the walk. In addition to being a highly experienced business leader and coach, he is also a qualified Mountain Leader. Read more about Dave Stewart.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
How fit do I need to be? How far are we walking?
The route is undulating with a couple of stiff inclines.
The total distance is 8 kms/5 miles, with 400m/1300' of ascent.
We will be walking at a pace which allows people to talk comfortably, and we will be stopping regularly to take in the superb views.
If you are in any doubt about your ability to undertake this walk, consult your GP and the organisers.
What clothing & equipment will I need?
Walking boots or sturdy footwear with good grip, and ideally ankle support. Wellies are not suitable.
Waterproof over-trousers and waterproof jacket. Let us know if you need help with these.
A spare warm layer for stops.
Warm headgear and gloves.
Your own snacks and water (1 litre), and a flask of hot drink if it is cold.
Personal medication as required.
Small rucksack, including some form of water-proof inner bag for the items you need to keep dry (rucksacks are not waterproof).
What about bad weather?
The walk will go ahead in all but the most extreme weather. The route may be modified to make the best of conditions. Your leaders are highly qualified and experienced outdoor leaders. You will be in safe hands.