Brand new health walks are starting at RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve in Silverdale, as part of Natural England’s national Walking for Health programme and the team are now looking for people to join them.
The Leighton Moss Health Walks are an ideal way to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, being suitable for all abilities and taking you through some beautiful countryside. They will run every Monday at 11 am to 12 noon from Monday 7th June and are free.
Jenni Thornley, Health Walk leader says: “The walks here will follow good footpaths, are easily accessible and will be led by myself and a team of friendly trained walk leaders so they are great if you come along on your own or with friends and family.”
Michala Phifer, Natural England’s Walking for Health Lead Adviser added “Walking is the perfect way to feel better and get healthier. It’s widely recognised that by taking up this simple form of exercise you can achieve a vast array of health benefits. So why not come along and give it a go.”
By taking regular physical activity you can help reduce the risk of disease such as colon and breast cancer, prevent and reduce high blood pressure which can cause strokes, almost half your risk of developing coronary heart disease, lower the risk of developing type II diabetes, maintain the health of your joints and even improve your mood and relieve depression.
By undertaking a health walk at Leighton Moss you will also get the opportunity to see some wonderful wildlife along the way and reward yourself with a healthy treat in the cafe afterwards. The reserve is 4 miles north of Carnforth and is 250m away from Silverdale Station (on the Manchester/Preston to Barrow line).
To take the first steps to a healthier lifestyle by joining Leighton Moss health walks, contact the scheme co-ordinator, Jenni Thornley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01524 701413.
For more general information about Natural England’s national Walking for Health programme visit the website at www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk where you can find more information about health walks and the health benefits as well as locating your nearest group.