WIDNES people are being encouraged to step out this month of May – National Walking Month.

The public is being asked to try a free health, get a free step-o-meter and walk their way to health with schemed offered by Halton Council.

Halton’s Walking for Health scheme, is supporting National Walking Month by offering free, friendly health walks throughout May, and giving away free step-o-metres to those who attend one of our featured walks.

Walking is a great way to get active, meet new people and explore your local area.

Most walks are 30 minutes or 60 minutes and during May we have a special two-hour walk.
Paula Parle, scheme co-ordinator for Halton Borough Counci,l said: “We’re delighted to be supporting National Walking Month this May.

“Our volunteer walk leaders help all sorts of people to enjoy the many health benefits that regular walking brings, providing support every step of the way.”

“Our walkers have a great deal of fun, making new friends and getting to know their local area. Many of us know we should be more active, so why not join us this May and let us welcome you along to our next walk.”

Halton runs a variety of walks that are around 60 minutes in length and two short walks of just 30 minutes each week. By keeping walks short, new walkers and those with long term health conditions will feel more confident getting started.

Walks include: Tuesday, May 22 ,12.30pm set off from Brookvale Community Centre car-park and walking for two-hours through Aston and Preston Brook. Tuesday, May 29 May set off from Castlefields Health Centre for a 30-minute walk.

Derek and John the authority’s volunteer walk leaders will be leading both walks.
Call Paula Parle for further info; 0151 511 8550 or email paula.parle@halton.gov.uk.

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