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New Hull Culture & Leisure partnership encourages health & wellbeing through walking



Hull Culture and Leisure are teaming up with The Ramblers for a two year project that aims to encourage more people to start walking to support health and wellbeing.

Free Ramblers Wellbeing Walks are now taking place at East Park, meeting at 9.30am on Mondays, where participants can walk for 15 minutes up to an hour. No booking is required and anyone can take part.

Now the team behind the project are now on the lookout for volunteers to help expand the Wellbeing Walks to more parks across the city.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure said: “Ramblers Wellbeing Walks are a fantastic and easy way to introduce light exercise to people of all ages, without the need for any specialist equipment. It also offers a chance to meet new people and make new friends.

“We’re really pleased to have The Ramblers on board providing their expertise to this programme.

“We are keen to expand our timetable of walks in the city and need more volunteers to become trained walk leaders. We would love to hear from anyone interested in becoming a volunteer and being part of this great project.”

Ed Nicholas, Wellbeing Walks Programme Manager at The Ramblers said: “Ramblers Wellbeing Walks are a fantastic way to get into walking and the groups are friendly and supportive to anyone new to getting out for a stroll.

“We know that the last year has been really tough for us all and now is a chance to get out and meet new people and connect with nature (plus getting fitter too!).

“Our huge thanks to Hull Culture and Leisure for their support and to all the volunteers for their help in leading the walks.”

Walking is proven to improve general health, and physical and mental wellbeing, as well as decreasing heart related issues including heart attacks, strokes, and angina.

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