Release Date: 06 March 2018
Monthly accessible walks are being offered to local people through a partnership between Richmond Council, RUILS (Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme) and Richmond Borough Mind to get more people exploring our parks and open spaces.
The Wellbeing Walks are an opportunity to get outside, socialise and learn a little about the local environment, ecology or history of a park. They are designed to provide a safe, sociable activity for people who spend more time than they would like indoors or would like to improve their wellbeing by spending more time outside.
The walks will take place on the second Thursday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment said:
“Richmond upon Thames is renowned for our beautiful parks and open spaces which provide the perfect setting for people to keep healthy and exercise. In some cases people may not be able to take advantage of that because they are not confident or they would prefer to be part of a group.
“The walks make use of pathways suitable for wheelchair users and the walking pace is set by the group. Walks are free and will go ahead no matter what the weather is like or how many people turn up. Carers are also welcome to attend.
“This programme is great way for people to socialise, be active and learn about our local environment and history of our parks.
“The Wellbeing Walks complement the regular Health Walks that are already offered for people who are currently not very active but would like to increase their physical activity.”
Visit RUILS website to find out more about the Wellbeing Walks programme. Please contact Kirsty firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8831 6205 or Aaron 07889 705 695 for more details or to discuss if the walk is suitable is for you.
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Updated: 16 March 2018