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Get a spring in your step on a new walk

News release 8424, published on 12 Mar 2019
Take a step towards a healthier future by joining a new health walk in Beggarwood.

All are invited to join in and get out and about in the borough for the free 60 to 90 minute stroll at medium pace every month starting and finishing at Beggarwood Community Centre.

Setting out on Wednesday 3 April at 10.30am, this new walk is one of a series which take place all around the borough and are supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council through the Walking for Health initiative, a partnership between the Ramblers Association and Macmillan Cancer Care which works towards encouraging physical activity for everyone.

Participants are invited to enjoy a sociable refreshment or community lunch of roll and soup afterwards in the Café on the Park inside the centre.

All walks have a trained leader and a back marker, so no matter what your pace is, you can comfortably join in with no fear of being left behind.

The organisers of the scheme would like to hear from anyone who would be interested in becoming a volunteer walk leader. The next training session with availability is Tuesday 6 August 2019. 

Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety Cllr Simon Bound said: “This new walk offers another great opportunity to make the most of the benefits of getting out and about in the fresh air. Walking is a wonderful way to meet new people, improve your fitness and boost your mental wellbeing.

“If you haven’t thought of trying the programme previously, why not take advantage of this new walk and meet members of the local community via a healthy lunch afterwards? The full timetable of walks offers times and dates to suit everyone so why not take a look and see what could work for you?”

Anyone who is interested in becoming a walk leader or would like to find out more should call Elinor Gold on 01256 845284, email or visit and download the booking form for the training session. There is no charge for the session.

Information on the full health walks schedule can be found at


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