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Those of you who walk your ids to school

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LucyJones Mon 10-Sep-07 12:00:27

How far do you walk?

Tortington Mon 10-Sep-07 12:03:00

pmsl @ ids

am not mocking as i do the same.

my kids walk three quarters of a mile x 2

NOiamsportacus Mon 10-Sep-07 12:03:17

I don't walk my id but i do walk my ego.

bakedpotato Mon 10-Sep-07 12:03:26

3/4 of a mile, up a hill, takes 20 mins

Joash Mon 10-Sep-07 12:03:35

just under 2 miles at previous place -

ruddynorah Mon 10-Sep-07 12:03:43

well i don't yet, she's only 16 months but when i do it will be just across the road.

Joash Mon 10-Sep-07 12:04:04

meant to add - only 1/2 a mile now

moljam Mon 10-Sep-07 12:04:53

whats ids?

Nemo2007 Mon 10-Sep-07 12:05:06

think it is around 1 mile to school[10-15m flat walk] and same back. DS will walk it twice a day, DD1 will probably do it 4 times unless she sits in the pram for some.

Furball Mon 10-Sep-07 12:06:11

1/2 mile there

Joash Mon 10-Sep-07 12:07:09

Also walk him to the beach three times a week (3 miles from here). They do take to walking pretty quickly, if thats what you're concerned about.

LucyJones Mon 10-Sep-07 12:07:59

gah, must preview grin I did of course mean kids lol

LucyJones Mon 10-Sep-07 12:09:04

well ds' school to be will be a half a mile walk but up a steep hill and as I don't drive I have no choice but to make him walk up it . Just wondering if half a mile is the norm really. Seems some of you walk further!

moljam Mon 10-Sep-07 12:10:12

oooh i thought i was being really thick!!!!!takes us 5 minutes to get to just round corner

sparklesandwine Mon 10-Sep-07 12:20:05

about 3/4 mile each way takes about 10-15 mins depending on how much the ids drag their heels grin

chopster Mon 10-Sep-07 12:34:21

a mile. Don't do it unless weather is good though.

NDPHasAKittenOnTheKeyboard Mon 10-Sep-07 12:37:24

It takes 7 mins to walk to school. It's less than 1/2 a mile

lljkk Mon 10-Sep-07 12:44:08

Just over a km each way, or about 0.7 miles, 12-15 minutes going in, more time coming home. 3 kids, and one of them usually acts up, especially coming home: they find something to argue/strop about (with me or each other) or they get desperate for the toilet about 1/3 the way home from school, so quite a pain that we walk, really, but I refuse to drive such a short distance.

hana Mon 10-Sep-07 12:44:37

we walk a mile to school 3 days a week as I'm now working for 2! I hate driving as it takes longer by the time I find somewhere to park, get the kids out of car seats, get the buggy ready etc etc
far less stressful to walk, rain or shine.

mummytheresa Mon 10-Sep-07 12:45:16

About a mile, mostly downhillgrin
But that means its uphill on the way back sad

janinlondon Mon 10-Sep-07 12:45:20

1.2 miles each way.

MamaG Mon 10-Sep-07 12:45:37

I cross the road

sandyballs Mon 10-Sep-07 12:47:26

About a ten minute walk on a good day.

Aimsmum Mon 10-Sep-07 13:02:18

Message withdrawn

thebecster Mon 10-Sep-07 13:37:00

About 800 yards - he's only 15 months, so I think he's doing okay to be walking there himself anyway. We use reins. When he goes to 'proper' school he'll be walking between 5 and 20 minutes depending on which school he gets into.

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