Rambler’s national Get Walking Day

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TV personality and Ramblers’ President, Julia Bradbury, is supporting this year’s Get Walking Day. The event will be held on Sunday 15th May and offers hundreds of short walks to people up and down the Country. Julia says, “Walking is a perfect way to exercise, relax the mind and replenish the soul. With free led walks taking place across the Country, there’s never been a better time to get out in the fresh air and make new friends.”

Over 4,000 people took part in last year’s National Get Walking Day and the Ramblers are hoping for even greater success this year. The aim is to encourage people to take the first steps towards a fitter, healthier lifestyle in a safe and friendly way.

“Most of us know that we should be more active” says local Rambler, Keith Wallace, “and walking regularly is the easiest way there is to improve fitness and lift your spirits.”

Mansfield and Sherwood Ramblers will be doing its bit to support the day by organising a walk around one of the Nature Corridors leading off of Sutton Reservoir. This walk will be the start of an ‘On Your Doorstep’ series of led walks throughout the Summer. All the walks are local, accessible by public transport and specifically designed for anyone wanting support with starting to walk on a regular basis.

Anyone wanting to take part in this year’s local walk for Get Walking Day should meet in the car park of the King & Miller public house (opposite Kings Mill Hospital) at 11am on Sunday 15th May. The walk will take about 1 hour and is open to individuals and families of all ages and pushchairs are welcome.

Look out for ‘On your Doorstep’ leaflets around Sutton-in-Ashfield and Mansfield or get your own by contacting Keith on 01623 451864.

“All the walks are free, friendly and local and you won’t be asked to join anything”, says Keith, “so come along and discover the countryside that is much closer than you might think.”