24 January 2012
Health walks at Paxton Pits
February half term will soon be here and what better way to start than with a walk around Paxton Pits Nature Reserve.
The health walk organised by Huntingdonshire District Council’s Health Walk scheme will be meeting at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve on Saturday 11 February at 10.30am for a walk which will last around an hour.
The council’s sport and active lifestyles team organise weekly walks which are free to attend for all. Special ‘feature walks’ such as this one are included in the programme to help encourage people who may not be able to attend during the week, and for those wanting to walk more often.
Walks are supported by trained volunteer health walk leaders who lead the way and make sure no-one is left behind. Everyone is encouraged to walk at their own comfortable pace to help improve health and fitness.
Councillor Tom Sanderson, Executive Councillor for Healthy and Active Communities, said: “This walk is a great way to start the weekend. I would encourage new walkers to join us on this, or any of our walks for a free way to improve health in the great outdoors.”
Walkers are asked to arrive 10 minutes early prior to the start of their first walk to fill in a short health questionnaire, or alternatively they can fill one in online at www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/newwalker before attending. Everyone is welcome to attend this or any or any of the programmed walks. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
The new January-April brochure is available online or at various locations across the district. For further information on the health walks scheme call Rachel Tucker on 01480 387047, or email Rachel or visit the website using the links on the right.