We are working with the West Berkshire Walking for Health team to promote the many benefits of joining in with a local walking group. Twelve groups operate under the West Berkshire Walking for Health umbrella, details of which can be found on the Walking for Health website here: https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/walking-for-health-west-berks
People join in with these walks for many reasons, from getting a little exercise to discovering new places and making new friends. Walks take place every week and a timetable can be downloaded from the website.
Health and Wellbeing is more important than ever, as the summer weather finally makes an appearance and the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic begin to ease. Our summer campaign A Walk From Every Hall aims to promote these walks and to encourage the creation of new walks in other places. We would love to see new walks established, starting from village halls and other community venues, taking in local sites and offering refreshments at local shops or back at the village hall.
In July CCB will be facilitating an online workshop, hearing from walk leaders about why they got involved with walking for health, and learning from Paul Graham, West Berkshire Council’s Walking for Health Coordinator, about what’s involved in setting up a new walk. Volunteering as a walk leader or joining in with a walk is a great way of meeting people and learning more about West Berkshire’s beautiful countryside, as well as a great way of getting some gentle exercise. If you’d like to learn how easy and rewarding getting involved with a walking group can be, please keep an eye out for the date for this fun and informative workshop or register your interest with firstname.lastname@example.org.