FLOURISHING local Walking for Health scheme Wirral Health Walks is expanding with a new weekly walk being introduced early next year.
Wirral Health Walks are a programme of walks mainly aimed at people who take little or no exercise.
It is part of the national Walking for Health initiative and offers led walks for beginners.
The new walk will take place every Wednesday beginning from the car park at West Kirby Marine Lake at 12pm.
The walk will take around 45 minutes and afterwards there will be a chance to rest and talk to fellow walkers over a coffee. Everyone is welcome.
Cllr Chris Meaden, Wirral Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: “New Year is always a time when people start thinking about exercising off their festive excesses.
“For those who aren’t used to regular exercise, a decent walk is the best way to start exercising.
“So we’d urge anyone thinking about starting to exercise in January to come along and join one of the free walks.
“We have a number of walks taking place each week in various locations across the borough so there should be a local one for everyone.”
If you’d like to walk with Wirral Health Walks or train as a Walking for Health Volunteer Walk Leader, contact the scheme co-ordinator, Anne Litherland, on 0151 652 5197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full programme of walks can be found by visiting www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk