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Wokingham Borough celebrates National Walking Month

Wokingham Borough celebrates National Walking Month

08 June 2016
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Wokingham Borough Council supported National Walking Month last month (May) by offering free, friendly health walks across the Wokingham Borough as part of its Walking for Health* scheme.


And on Tuesday 24 May, Cllr Parry Batth, deputy executive member for environment, joined more than 40 walkers at Dinton Pastures Country Park in Hurst to take part in a walk.


Cllr Parry Batth said: “My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the walk at Dinton Pastures. Walking is a great way to get active, meet new people and explore the local area. The council’s health walks range from 30 to 90 minutes so there’s something for everyone.”


Glenn Goudie, scheme coordinator for Wokingham Health Walks at the borough council, said: “Our walkers have a great deal of fun, making new friends and getting to know their local area, as well as improving their health so come along and get walking.”


Wokingham Health Walks are no longer than 90 minutes, with at least one walk of less than 30 minutes held every month. By keeping walks short, new walkers and those with long term health conditions will feel more confident getting started.


To find a short walk near you visit the Walking for Health website or call the health walks team on (0118) 974 3729.


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