New programme of ‘Healthy Walks’ launched by Argyll SEN member

Paths for All Health Walk

A programme of health walks has been launched in Mid Argyll, with the aim of getting more members of the local community out and about this autumn and winter.

The initiative is a partnership between Health and Sport SEN member Mid Argyll Community Pool and Paths for All, a charity which aims to promote the health and environmental benefits of walking.

There are four planned weekly health walks in total, all of which are free and open to the public. The walks will begin at the Mid Argyll Community Pool, with a gentle 20-30 minute walk followed by “a sociable cuppa” back at the pool – roughly an hour in total for each session.

Crinan Strollers (see flyer) will take place every Monday from 1.30pm and is aimed at parents or grandparents with pushchairs.

A weekly Strength & Balance Walk (see flyer) leaves the pool at 1.30pm every Wednesday (starting 16th October) and includes 14 simple exercises aimed at improving stability and reducing the risk of falls.

The Tarbert Health Walk (see flyer) meets every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm in the Church of Scotland car park on Lochnell Street and is open to all.

Finally, a Mid Morning Meander (see flyer) runs from 10am to 11am every Friday.

Mid Argyll Community Pool is still looking to hire a few more volunteers to lead the Health Walks, with full training available from Paths for All. If you’re interested in volunteering, get in touch with mary.stewart@macpool.org.uk or call 01546 606 676. See flyer for further details.