Walk this way for a bit of fitness, friendship and fun

Release Date: 31 October 2017

A free programme of Health Walks across the borough has had a new lease of life, since transferring back to Richmond Council – and now local people are invited to volunteer to be ‘Walk Leaders’.

Run by the Council’s Parks team, ‘Health Walks’ are a series of coordinated volunteer-led walks. They vary in distance and pace lasting from 30 to 90 minutes and take place around the borough nearly every day.

They are a great way to stay fit and healthy whilst exploring the many green and open spaces across the borough. 

The walks take place six days a week and the Council is on the lookout for more leaders. Residents who enjoy the outdoors and would like to take part in free walk leader training, are invited to sign up for a training course in the New Year.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet member for Environment, Business and Community said:

“We are lucky to live in a borough with beautiful parks and a great community spirit. This service is a way for residents to enjoy both of these whilst staying fit and active at the same time.

“These walks have always been popular and it’s great to have the Council taking over responsibility for them again.”

For more information about Health Walks or to sign up to be a leader, go to the Walking For Health website.

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Lyle Skipsey on 020 8487 5182. 

Reference: P501/17

Updated: 31 October 2017