15 June 2012
June evening Health Walks
Free evening health walks are being held by the Huntingdonshire Health Walks Scheme in addition to the regular walks programme offered.
The Huntingdonshire Health Walks Scheme is part of the national initiative Walking for Health run by Huntingdonshire District Council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles Team.
The aim of the scheme is to improve physical and mental health and well-being. By including evening walks into the summer programme when evenings are lighter and the weather is more appealing, the team hopes to encourage people who are unable to attend the daytime walks.
The next evening walk is the Pocket Park walk on Tuesday 26 June, meeting at the Riverside car park, St Neots, PE19 7SD at 6pm. This walk is open to everyone, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Councillor Tom Sanderson, Executive Councillor for Healthy and Active Communities said: “Feedback from people who attend the scheme shows how much they enjoy seeing more of the local area, meeting new people and how they feel the scheme benefits their health. It is free to attend so there is nothing to lose!”
Walks are led by volunteer health walk leaders. To find details of regular walks in your area pick up a brochure from your local library or doctors surgery, or use the link on the right to find more information.
New walkers are asked to turn up 15 minutes before published start times to fill in a short health questionnaire.
The scheme is run in partnership with the Cambridgeshire NHS and supported by Change4Life; helping families to get fit and healthy. For further information on the health walks scheme call Rachel Tucker on 01480 387047 or email her by using the link on the right.