Get healthy and make new friends on walks

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TWO new weekly walks have been introduced to help people get healthy the gentle way.

They will start at The Rising Sun pub, in Clanfield, on Wednesdays at 10am and Sunday’s at 11am and last for an hour.

East Hampshire District Council runs a programme of health walks aimed mainly at people who currently take little or no exercise. It is part of the national Walking for Health initiative and offers led walks for beginners and improvers.

Louise Christie, from the council, said: ‘I’ve been involved with the Walking for Health initiative for the last three years and believe it to be one of the best physical activity programmes I have worked with, and it’s free to attend.

‘We are very lucky to have five dedicated local volunteers, Helen Glover, Victoria Crees, Lynne Jeffrey, Jan Mallet and Les Hooper, who can’t wait to get started and are really looking forward to helping local people gain their confidence as they become fitter and healthier.’

There are 18 regular walks. Call on (01730) 234067.

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