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Charnwood and Loughborough Walks

Posted on 14/06/08
P. Klein

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A PACKED programme of Guided Walks in and Around Charnwood has been backed by a national organisation.

The Walking the Way to Health initiative has branded the Charnwood Borough Council events as an accredited scheme.

Walking is healthy, cheap and easy and readily available to everyone. But even though walking is a great way to keep fit, most of us will find any excuse to get out of this most basic form of exercise.

This means the popular programme is part of a nationally and robustly evaluated scheme that helps maintain high standards and is backed by health professionals.

There is also a dedicated Charnwood webpage on the Walking the Way to Health website –

Nita Pearson, Charnwood Borough Council’s Active Lifestyle Development Officer, said: “We’re delighted to receive this accreditation.

“Charnwood’s walks programme is attracting walkers from across the Borough, as well as from neighbouring areas.

“A lot of the credit has to go to our walk leaders, who offer a high quality service, as well as the variety of walks offered.”

The programme has again been sponsored by Loughborough firm AstraZeneca – and Cllr Peter Lewis(Conservative councillor for Loughborough Nanpantan), Charnwood’s Cabinet member for Leisure, thanked them for their continued backing.

“We are indebted to AstraZeneca for their financial support,” he said. “Clearly they recognise the crucial importance of a healthy lifestyle.

“AstraZeneca’s contribution to Loughborough and Charnwood on projects such as this is a tribute to the company’s involvement in the local community.”

Liz Attenborough, from AstraZeneca, added: “The walks programme this year is breaking all previous records.

“Walking is so important in achieving and maintaining health and it is great to see the programme attracting new walkers all the time.”

To receive a copy of the walks brochure, call (01509) 634 836 or email your details to

Charnwood countryside near LoughboroughThe Benefits of Walking:

  • Its easy to get started
  • Almost anyone can do it
  • You can do it anywhere at any time
  • You dont need special equipment
  • Its free and easy
  • You can start slowly and build up gently. If you can only walk for a couple of minutes and then you need to rest thats OK. Where you start from isnt important - its where youre going that counts!
  • Led walks are a chance to meet people and make friends - they can be fun
  • Its a gentle exercise and its suitable if you are recovering from heart trouble, a stroke or other illness
  • Walking schemes can help improve your local environment by clearing/maintaining local paths and increasing the number of safe areas to walk

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