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New Walking for Health group has heaps to offer

15 February 2017.

Residents are being encouraged to put their best foot forward and join a free Walking for Health group, located in the breath-taking grounds of The National Trust’s historic Croome.

The first walk is all set to take place on Monday 27 February, 10.15am at Croome Park. Walks will then continue on the last Monday of every month.

The new group is open to all abilities and aims to help people lead a more active lifestyle, improve fitness and well-being, and offer the opportunity to meet new people. Walkers will also receive free parking and entry into Croome Park.

The Walking for Health group has been set up by Malvern Hills District Council, and is supported by The National Trust, as part of the National Walking for Health scheme.

Walks will be led by Rachel Vann, Physical Activity and Well Being Officer at Malvern Hills District Council and Pat Griffin, a dedicated volunteer at Croome. Rachel and Pat are both trained walk leaders, accredited with Walking for Health. 

Cllr David Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Healthier Communities at Malvern Hills District Council said: “We want to support those who are looking to improve their fitness and well-being and we would encourage residents of all ages to join this new walking group. It is also a great opportunity to explore the beautiful grounds of Croome Park”. 

Pat Griffin, Walk Leader said: “Croome's parkland is a perfect place for a walk in the fresh air, with great company, beautiful open views, interesting features, and no roads or stiles to worry about. Come rain or shine, just pop along and try it”.

Contact rachel.vann@malvernhills.gov.uk to book a place or for more information.