Discover county and walk for your health

'Get Doncaster Walking' - Doncaster's walking festival kicks off at Sandall Beat Wood.
'Get Doncaster Walking' - Doncaster's walking festival kicks off at Sandall Beat Wood.

A new timetable of weekly health walks has been launched by Active Northumberland, offering plenty of opportunities to explore the county.

The group walks are free, vary in length from short to intermediate to long, and are open to everyone.

They are led by friendly, trained volunteers, who are on hand to provide encouragement and help people enjoy the many physical and mental health benefits that regular walking brings.

David Gregory, health walk co-ordinator for Active Northumberland, said: “Going for regular walks is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your health. Most of us know that we should be trying to walk 10,000 steps a day, but getting active can be difficult, especially if you’ve had problems with your health.

“Yet walking could make all the difference, even if you are not feeling your best. Some of our walks are very gentle and last just 30 minutes to encourage new walkers and those with long-term health conditions to feel more confident in getting started.

“It’s really easy to get involved. Just turn up a few minutes before the start of a walk. You’ll have great company, trained walk leaders and safe walking routes to get you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.”

See www.activenorthumberland.org.uk/Activities