A BRISK walk has been the perfect way to begin the New Year and work off some of those excess calories.
Walk leader Hazel Fuller, 64, and her dog Bonnie, led a team of walkers across Farlington Marshes as part of the Portsmouth Healthy Walks scheme.
The free walks are backed by Portsmouth City Council and aim to get people of all ages and fitness levels out and about to improve their well-being.
Hazel, a retired mental health nurse, from Henley Road, Southsea, joined up as she wanted to volunteer and get fit.
She said: ‘We have got people who have lost quite a bit of weight through walking.
‘Some people get hooked on walking and go on other walks. We do it in all weathers and it’s just a fun thing to do.
‘The walks are not too far, not too long – they are usually about an hour.’
As well as Farlington, walks take place along Southsea seafront between the two piers, at Baffins Pond and Hilsea Lines.
For further information about them, contact Paula Day on (023) 9268 8390 or check out portsmouth.gov.uk