Celebration to mark decade of walking

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THE 10th birthday of a walking programme that has got of hundreds of people fit will be celebrated next week.

A walk and picnic has been organised to mark the 10-year anniversary of HeartSmart walks in Chichester.

A joint initiative between The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support, the walks provide an opportunity for regular exercise that can make a world of difference to a person’s health.

Walk leader Anne Adamson, 67, from Emsworth, was one of the first leaders 10 years ago.

She said: ‘The walks are a great way to keep mobile and I would recommend them to everyone.

‘People know me because I always bring my dog Harriet along. She’s a Dalmatian and a bit of a character.

‘She helps to break the ice with new members.’

The three-mile celebratory walk takes place on Monday, starting outside the pavilion at the top of Oaklands Park, Chichester, from 10.30am. It will be followed by a picnic in Oaklands Park at midday. There is no need to book in advance.