A walking organisation is encouraging people to get out on their feet and explore the countryside during a free short walks festival this spring.
Get Walking Week, from May 3 to the 10, is the brainchild of the Ramblers and they’re keen to get people reaping the benefits of this free form of exercise by providing organised walks in the local area.
Walking is good for your health, boosts mood, is sociable and counts towards the recommended 150 minutes of exercise each week.
Director of walking development at the Ramblers Simon Barnett said: “We’ve seen first-hand what a positive impact regular walking can have on people’s lives so we are keen to open up opportunities to everyone so they can benefit too.
“We want as many people as possible to step out on one of our short walks during Get Walking Week so that they can experience the benefits walking has to offer. You don’t need any special equipment to join in and all our walks during the festival are free, so why not find a walk near you and take those important first steps towards a healthier and happier lifestyle.”
There are two leisurely walks on Tuesday, May 6, in both Wendover and Princes Risborough at 10.30am. People are asked to meet in Long Hill car park, above Cadsden, for a four-mile ramble with just one hill and a few stiles.
A five-mile walk begins in the library car park in Wendover and those taking part will discover hidden bluebell woods on the route from Grims Ditch and Swan Bottom.