East Devon’s Walk This Way scheme, which encourages people of all ages and abilities to walk for their health, has gained Natural England accreditation in recognition of its high standard of guided health walks.
Stella Goddard, Walk for Health programme manager, told the Devon Week: “The new accreditation will inform supporters, participants, partners and funders alike that the individual scheme is worth being involved with and is part of a bigger whole that is properly and robustly evaluated.”
The Walk for Health programme in Devon and Cornwall has gone from strength-to-strength, and the work of its volunteers enables over 2,000 people each year to walk regularly and enjoy the benefits of accessing the natural environment.
Leisure East Devon introduced the Walk This Way scheme in 2001, and now offers four health walks per week in the Exmouth, Axe Valley and Sid Valley areas.
People of all ages and abilities are welcome to go along, and anyone interested should contact Andrew Dare, the walk manager, on 01404 814317, or e-mail [email protected]
(image: the East Devon Walk This Way group)
(from a press release)