Walk and Talk
Commencing Sunday 23rd August 2020
Every Sunday 8am and Wednesday 3pm
Our walking group is suitable for all ages and all abilities.
Physical activity, like walking, can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, including some cancers, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression. Physical inactivity is responsible for one in six UK deaths (equal to smoking) and is estimated to cost the UK £7.4 billion annually (including £0.9 billion to the NHS alone). The easiest way to increase your physical activity is by developing the habit of walking more. The easiest way to do more walking is to walk with others and chat along the way.
Our walk and talk groups aim to combine physical activity with the natural environment and the opportunity to make new friends. We walk or wheel (wheelchair users very welcome) twice a week along the river at a pace which suits everyone. If you're not very active at the moment, it's probably a good idea to increase your walking distance gradually. That's why we have ensured there are plenty of resting and waiting stops on route.
What do you need?
Any shoes or trainers that are comfortable, provide adequate support and do not cause blisters will do.
Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing.
Water, snack, sunscreen, and a sun hat. You may also want to invest in a waterproof jacket for when the weather is wet.
Getting involved couldn't be easier.
We meet at the Baptist Church on the junction of Station Road and High Street. There is car parking available for approximately 10 cars. From the church we walk (Green route) through to the river and turn right. We walk along, past the house boats and up towards the marina. We then turn around and walk back towards the Corinthian (Red route). Once at the Corinthian we turn around and walk back to church (Blue route). To walk each route in succession at a comfortable pace takes 60 minutes (approx)
First timers: Ask for Scott or Karen when arriving at the church for your (Covid) handbook which includes all the information you need.
Unfortunately, the church is closed at present due to the Covid lock-down, but once we are free to open, we can enjoy a cuppa after our walk.
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