Click here for the East Sussex County Council Health Walks. This will tell you all about them.
The Fairlight Health Walks are best described by Jennifer Deering.........
I am the Project Officer for the East Sussex Health Walks, and l was recently approached by a local resident to set up a Health Walk, aimed at providing a regular opportunity for Fairlight residents to meet up and go for a gentle one hour walk with a friendly and supportive group. Health Walks are part of the broader national Walking for Health scheme, which you can read a little bit more about it here at the Walking For Health web site
We ran a taster walk on Monday 6th March 2017, which went very well and we are now in a position to offer a Health Walk on the first and third Monday of every month.
All of our Health Walks are led by Volunter Health Walk Leaders who are trained to the standards set out by the Walking for Health Scheme. As the walks are led by volunteers, there is no need to worry about plotting a route as this, along with risk assessments, will have all been carried out beforehand. We aim to ensure that all of our walks are as safe, supportive and friendly as possible, so that participants can just relax and enjoy a good chat with all the other walkers on route. Stiles are avoided as much as possible - though this is definitely a challenge in the Fairlight area!
As we recruit more volunteers to the Fairlight Health Walk, we will then extend the walks onto a weekly basis. We also aim to have a chance for a cuppa and a chat at the end of the walk, and are currently looking into how we can provide a suitable venue for this.
I hope you can help to promote this walk, and would also be grateful if the Residents Association could promote an opportunity for free Volunteer Health Walk Leader training in the coming months?
Many thanks and best wishes
Meeting on the following Mondays at 10.30am outside Fairlight Village Hall
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather on the day.