Join healthy walk and help break record

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A UK record attempt to get the most walkers on a healthy walk will take place next month.

The record attempt is the final event of the 10th birthday celebrations of the Hastings and Rother healthy walks and is set to take place on Friday, October 10 on Bexhill seafront.

With the current record standing at 550 walkers, everybody is welcome to join this free event.

Registration begins at 10.30am at the bandstand outside the De La Warr Pavilion.

The first group of walkers will set off at 11am. Subsequent groups will follow at five-minute intervals, with the last group setting off at 1.30pm.

The route is roughly one-mile long and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

There will be competitions for the best dressed walker and most decorative umbrella.

Participants are encouraged to travel to the event by public transport.

The record attempt is organised by Hastings-based charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), in partnership with Active Rother and the De La Warr Pavilion.

For more information log onto www.10thbirthday.btck.co.uk.

Alternatively contact Paula Hubens, healthy walks project officer at The Conservation Volunteers on 07740 899559/ p.hubens@tcv.org.uk.

The Conservation Volunteers was created in the UK in 1959.

Brigadier Armstrong was appointed by Council for Nature to form the Conservation Corps in order to involve volunteers in practical conservation work.

The first project was held at Box Hill in Surrey.