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Put a spring in your step this April

Now that spring is officially here and the days are getting longer, why not improve your physical and mental wellbeing and make new friends by joining a new walking group which has launched in the East Riding?

The West Park Health Walk has been launched in Goole by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Sport, Play and Arts Service. The 30 minute walk starts and finishes at the West Park Cafe every other Wednesday. The group meets at 10.30am for a 10.45am start.

The walk is part of the Walking for Health programme which is a national scheme, governed by Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support, which aims to help people get back on their feet, boost their health, or to discover the benefits of walking while making new friends.

Councillor Richard Harrap, portfolio holder for adult and carer services, told us: ‘Walking for Health is a fantastic way for people to boost their health and wellbeing in a supported and friendly environment.’

Led by trained volunteer leaders, the fun and friendly walk, which will run every other week, is open to everyone but is particularly suited to those who do little or no exercise or are recovering from an illness or injury.

The route mainly covers the park grounds on hard standing ground, but weather permitting walkers have the option of using the off-pavement section of the park. There is no need for specialist walking equipment, just a sturdy, comfortable pair of shoes. Tea and coffee will be available in the cafe after the walk and free parking is available in the car park.

For further details contact Paul Peacock on 01482 392527 or email paul.peacock@eastriding.gov.uk

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