**MESSAGE FROM FROM ORGANISERS OF HEALTH WALKS**
To help suppress the spread of the Covid19 virus, we have now suspended all Ramblers Walking for Health activities – including group walks, social activities and other meetings. All these activities have stopped until further notice.
Did you know that there are a series of 17 Walks for Health across the Borough each week, all run by volunteers.
The aim of the walks is to help improve health by walking briskly. There is a leader and a back marker so that everyone can walk at their own pace. All of the walks are graded from a short gentle stroll (20-30 minutes) to a three mile walk (about an hour). All walks are under 90 minutes.
It is a great way to meet new friends. The walkers are a very sociable bunch and often stop for a coffee and a chat at the end of a walk. There are also several social events throughout the year. Full details can be found here.
Nordic walking uses poles, which uses muscles in your upper body as well as your legs. The poles help to propel you along - this means you work harder than usual, yet the support given by the poles makes it feel easier. It can be done by anybody, anywhere.