Walking leaders needed to head tranquil forays

THE GEOGRAPHICAL news area covered by the 175-year-old Sussex Express is teeming with beautiful sights and sounds.

One of the healthiest ways to experience the tranquility of the region is to join a walking group led by the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV).

New walk leaders are wanted for the walks which will be mainly no-fee events organised in the months ahead.

To find out more, pop into an information session being held at Polegate Library from 10am to 12pm noon on August 10.

A representative of BTCV will be there to give details about the walks and sign up anyone interested in becoming a walk leader.

Hampden Park Library will also host a BTCV session from 9.30am to 11am on August 11 – followed by an hour-long walk leaving 11.30am outside the Lakeside Tea Chalet on Hampden Park Drive.

Walking for at least 30 minutes per day is the recommendation given by the Government’s Chief Medical Officer, according to the Ramblers.

This means ‘moderate physical activity, which could include walking, on five days a week for adults, and at least 60 minutes every day for children’ added the Ramblers.

Only around a third of people in Britain achieve the minimum recommended levels of walking for a healthy lifestyle.