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Bedford Hiking Club
||Times change with the seasons.
||A volksmarch is a non-competitive 6 mile (10 kilometer walk) along a prescribed trail and is designed to encourage physical fitness, to promote camaraderie and to enjoy nature.It is not a contest or a test of speed or endurance. Each participant is encouraged to walk at a pace that is comfortable and enjoyable. Volksmarch is a German term, literally meaning "a people's walk. Local clubs host a walk that has been chosen for its natural beauty, scenic interest, historical value and safety. The trails are well marked or maps are provided. Trails may be in cities, towns, parks, forests, anywhere there is a pleasant or interesting area to walk.