Hitchin and Letchworth health walks launched

HEALTH walks in Hitchin and Letchworth GC launch today (Monday) offering free guided tours around the two towns.

The summer programme, organised by the Countryside Management Service which is supported by North Herts District Council (NHDC) and Hertfordshire County Council, kicks off on the May Bank Holiday and runs throughout the year.

The walks cater for all abilities and are graded so participants can choose the most suitable walk, and pace, for them.

Angela Forster, of the Countryside Management Service, said: “The programme of walks are led by volunteers who are trained in leading and in basic first aid. This means that anyone taking part can relax in the knowledge that they are in safe hands.

”The programme runs throughout the year so there are plenty of opportunities to find a suitable walk and come along and join in the fun.”

Liz Green, NHDC’s head of community development, said: “Health walks are an ideal way to get exercise, strengthen your heart muscles and bones, and are good for your general wellbeing. The walks are also a wonderful way for meeting other like minded people from the community, and to enjoy at a leisurely pace more of the beautiful areas of our district.”

For more information about Hitchin and Letchworth GC health walks or volunteering opportunities call 01462 459395, email healthwalks.cms@hertscc.gov.uk or visit www.hertslink.org/cms/healthwalks