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Take A Walk A Day and enjoy a healthier lifestyle

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Published: 01/05/2013


The ‘A Walk A Day’ project is funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. It aims to encourage people to walk more, integrate walking in to their daily lives, and explore the local area on foot, as well as discover the benefits walking can have to their health and wellbeing. There are daily walks for all ages and abilities, with all walks and activities taking place in and around Yate.

Anyone who attends two walks and presents the ‘A Walk A Day’ flyer will receive a free pedometer to track how many steps have been taken. Flyers are available in local libraries and community centres, simply bring one along to be stamped upon arrival at each event.

Wednesday 8 May

Walk and healthy shop (0.66 miles)

10.30am (free, all abilities, suitable for over 50s)

Meet: The Pop Inn Café, West Walk, Yate BS37 4AX

Enjoy a chat and a cuppa at the Pop Inn Café to gather recipes and healthy shopping advice from a nutritionist, before visiting a local fruit & veg stall and then setting off for an (optional) stroll to St Mary’s Park.

Thursday 9 May

Play park ramble (0.66 miles)

11am to 11.45am (free, pre-school years and parents/carers)

Meet: Outside Yate Library, West Walk, Yate BS37 4AX

A short walk and ‘nature play’ around St Mary’s Church, then fun and games in the play park. Bring a healthy picnic to enjoy after the walk.

Friday 10 May

Walk and local heritage talk (0.66 miles)

10.30am to 11.30am (free, all abilities)

Meet: Outside Yate Library, West Walk, Yate BS37 4AX

An easy walk to the Yate & District Heritage Centre where local historian David Hardill will talk about the history of this ancient part of the town.

Saturday 11 May

Women’s wellbeing walk (3 miles)

10am to 11.30am (free, all abilities)

Meet: Outside Ridgewood Community Centre, Station Road, Yate BS37 4AF

Join the Walking for Health team and professional yoga teacher Charlotte Musgrove for some quiet and peaceful walking interspersed with yoga.

Wednesday 15 May

Walk and healthy shop (0.66 miles)

10.30am (free, all abilities, suitable for over 50s)

Meet: The Pop Inn Café, West Walk, Yate BS37 4AX

Enjoy a cuppa in the Pop Inn Café, visit a local fruit & veg stall, and take a short walk in St Mary’s Park, whilst sharing experiences of healthy meals and discovering new ways to use fresh ingredients.

Thursday 16 May

Play park ramble (0.66 miles)

11am to 11.45am (free, pre-school years and parents/carers)

Meet: Outside Yate Library, West Walk, Yate BS37 4AX

Another chance to enjoy a regular boost of activity for the little ones with a walk around St Mary’s Church, plus games and fun in the play park. Remember to bring a picnic.

Friday 17 May

Seasonal walk and photo (1.25 miles)

2pm to 3.30pm (free, all abilities)

Meet: The Pop Inn Café, West Walk, Yate BS37 4AX

Taking a route through Kingsgate Park, this is an opportunity to capture your time in the park with photography, so bring along a camera or camera phone. This walk will be repeated seasonally to capture the changes in the park.

Saturday 18 May

Family wildwalk (1.5 miles)

1.30pm to 4pm (free, all abilities – children must be accompanied and dogs on leads)

Meet: The ‘Road to Nowhere’ roundabout entrance to Yate Common on Westerleigh Road, Yate BS37 8RZ

Come for a short walk with the Wild4Life Project across the common, followed by wildlife safari activities and games. Activities will include pond dipping (using a net to investigate the water) and a woodland minibeast safari to explore and find out about the wildlife living on the common. Wear wellies and clothes you don’t mind getting muddy.

 

There is no need to book, simply turn up at the meeting point before each walk begins.

Each of the meeting points are on local bus routes, details of which can be found on www.travelwest.info or alternatively call Traveline on 0871 2002233.

For more information on any of the events please contact Elizabeth Roper on 01454 868744 or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/awalkaday


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