Walking can improve energy levels and improve mobility, reduce stress and make us feel good, help us to sleep better and be a part of managing our weight. Perhaps the idea of a walk has been out of the question for you because of previous fitness issues. Walk & Talk may just be what you are looking for. Organised by a trained volunteer team led by retired GP Jonathan Meads, the walks are suitable for those people who can do a small amount of physical activity but want to increase activity levels. Also those with minor mobility problems who walk at moderate speed and are able to cope with slight hills.
The walks are divided into two categories. A short walk of 30-40 minutes which is suitable for those who do little or no physical activity at present, who may be restricted by mobility problems and walk slowly, finding hills a problem. The walks are on flat level surfaces with no hills or steps. The second category is a moderate walk of 60-90 minutes which is suitable for those who already do a small amount of physical activity and perhaps have minor mobility problems, but are able to cope with slight hills. The moderate walk will use footpaths including some gradients.
The walks begin on 1st September and will begin and end at the Parish Hall in Hemyock. The short walks are on the first and third Tuesdays at 11.00am. The moderate walks are on the second and fourth Thursdays at 2.00pm. For more information contact the Blackdown Support Group on 01823 681036.