Path is clear for walking group

ORGANISERS of Mansfield healthy walking scheme Instep are celebrating after scooping a national accolade.

The project has been awarded accreditation by Walking for Health, part of Natural England, after demonstrating how it offers walks for beginners and ensures hikes are safely organised.

Mansfield Instep will now benefit from being seen as part of a nationally evaluated scheme as well as being formally recognised by health professionals and potential funding partners.

Scheme co-ordinator Sheelagh Holland said this week that everyone was proud to hear the news.

She added: “It is a great feeling knowing that Mansfield Instep is heading in the right direction for healthier lives and that our health walks meet the necessary criteria for accreditation.”