Walk For Health

Arrow Valley health walkers, part of the Walking for Health scheme, are supporting National Walking Month throughout May by encouraging residents to take part in free, friendly health walks.

The group, which is supported by Redditch Borough Council, offers two walks per week on a Monday and a Thursday. Both walks begin at 11am from the Arrow Valley Visitors centre, Battens Drive Redditch B98 0LJ and participants can just turn up and take part.

The Monday health walk is suitable for all, including beginners or less able walkers, whilst the Thursday walks can be more challenging and suitable for confident walkers. Walking is a great way to get active, meet new people and explore your local area.

Val Wilson, Events Officer and Scheme Coordinator for the walks said: “Our walkers have a great deal of fun and walking is a great way to get active, meet new people and explore your local area. We’re delighted to be supporting National Walking Month this May. Our volunteer walk leaders help all sorts of people to enjoy the many health benefits that regular walking brings, providing support every step of the way.”

“37,000 deaths could be prevented every year, just by taking a walk*. Many of us know we should be more active, so why not join us this May and let us welcome you along to our next walk.”

Walking counts towards the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity people should be doing each week. Only 61% of adults in England are currently meeting this recommendation, but walking offers a free and simple solution.

For more information about the group please contact Val Wilson on 01527 534030.

*Walking for Health, England

Pictured: The Group on one of their festive walks last year.