23rd Sep, 2017

Residents urged to join Walking for Health group in Croome

Craig Gibbons 16th Feb, 2017

MALVERN residents are being urged to put their best foot forward and join a free Walking for Health group located in the grounds of The National Trust’s historic Croome.

The first walk is all set to take place on Monday, February 27 from 10.15am at Croome Park.

Walks will then continue on the last Monday of every month.

The new group is open to all abilities and aims to help people lead a more active lifestyle, improve fitness and well-being as well as offer the opportunity to meet new people.

Walkers will also receive free parking and entry into Croome Park.

The Walking for Health group has been set up by Malvern Hills District Council and is supported by The National Trust as part of the National Walking for Health scheme.

Walks will be led by Rachel Vann, physical activity and well-being officer at the district council and Pat Griffin, a dedicated volunteer at Croome.

Rachel and Pat are both trained walk leaders, accredited with Walking for Health.

Coun David Watkins, portfolio holder for healthier communities at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We want to support those who are looking to improve their fitness and well-being and we would encourage residents of all ages to join this new walking group.

“It is also a great opportunity to explore the beautiful grounds of Croome Park.”

Walk leader Pat added: “Croome’s parkland is a perfect place for a walk in the fresh air, with great company, beautiful open views, interesting features, and no roads or stiles to worry about.

“Come rain or shine, just pop along and try it.”

Contact rachel.vann@malvernhills.gov.uk to book a place or for more information.

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