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Success for first Walking for Health group

More than 40 people recently took part in the first Walking for Health group at Croome.

The free health walk took place on the morning of Monday 27 February, taking walkers around the beautiful historical grounds of Croome park.

The next walk will take place on Monday 27 March at 10.15am and will offer three different ability groups, ranging from a gentle 30 minute walk, to a brisk 90 minute walk. 

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

Trained walk leaders, Rachel and Pat aim to help participants feel more confident about taking those first steps to a more active lifestyle, as well as improve well-being.

Rachel Vann, Walk Leader from Malvern Hills District Council said: “We had an amazing response to our first health walk, and we ended up walking for just over an hour clocking up 2.75 miles. 

“The group offers low impact exercise, which is ideal if you have problems with your health, or have had problems in the past. Even if you're not feeling your best, walking could help you feel great again! It’s also a good opportunity to make new friends.

“If you would like to attend our next one we would be delighted to hear from you, the more the merrier.”

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

• Walking for Health is a national organisation run by Macmillan and The Ramblers.  

• Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walks with over 400 active schemes.

• Visit www.walkingforhealth.org.uk for more information.