Improve your Health with Walks for All in the Tamar Valley

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New walks aimed at people who are looking to improve their health at a steady pace have been launched by the Tamar Valley AONB team.

Following last month’s walk leader training, seven new people are now fully trained and raring to go with a full programme of weekly walks in the Gunnislake area.

Becki Lumbis, Education & Community Resource Officer for the Tamar Valley AONB, who is supporting the volunteer-led scheme Walking for Health, says; “The free walks are suitable for all, all we ask is that you have a good pair of walking shoes or boots, for your comfort. We are delighted to be able to offer a series of easy walks varying from 30- to 90-minute strolls. On each walk there will be two fully trained walk leaders, giving all the support and encouragement you’ll need. ”

The weekly walks will take place every Thursday, starting on 2nd April. View the programme at www.tamarvalley.org.uk, click on Explore, Walking, then Walking for Health. For further information, or a printed version of the programme, please contact Becki at the Tamar Valley AONB team – 01822 835030, rlumbis@tamarvalley.org.uk.

According to the national Walking for Health scheme, in England, half of all adults are not active enough to benefit their health. This means that they are at risk of developing serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle. They have done this with great success for over 12 years, improving the mental and physical well-being of thousands of people.

Anyone can join the walks, no need to book. Make new friends and explore your local area, with no specialist equipment required.

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