Walking to Health in Lancing

PEOPLE will be able to keep their minds and bodies active thanks to a new partnership between Adur council and the libraries.

West Sussex County Council's library service is helping Adur council to promote the Walking for Health programme.

The scheme's aim is to encourage improvements in health and well-being through guided walks.

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Lancing, Shoreham and Southwick libraries will all offer a starting point for health walks, with Adur boasting 16 volunteers trained to lead 18 different guided walks.

Lifestyle

Brad Watson is the county council cabinet member responsible for libraries.

He said: "The library service is keen to support initiatives to promote better lifestyles, and further use of our libraries.

"They are the obvious choice to be involved in this scheme and we are glad to offer a place where people can meet before and after the walks."

Anyone who becomes a member at one of the three libraries will receive a pack, which will include an up-to-date list of walking books, a voucher for a free request for a book and a special offer on DVDs.

Walks organiser Liz Timmer said: "What could be better than a walk in this beautiful area followed by a good read?

"You also get the opportunity to meet new people."

Dates and details of the different walks can be found online, at www.adur.gov.uk/healthy-walking

Programmes can also be requested by calling Liz, on 01273 263240, with copies also available at libraries.

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