New weekly walks in Warminster.

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By Victoriaco | Thursday, May 12, 2011, 09:52

May is the first ever National Walking Month and to mark the occasion a new weekly walk will take place in Warminster. 

We are all being encouraged to leave our cars at home and take to the streets and as a step to encouraging this activity Wiltshire Council have arranged for a weekly walk, starting at Morrisons off Weymouth Street, every Tuesday morning at 9.30am - just turn up - it's free and all are welcome.

The walk will be approximately two miles and led by Sarah Sims who says, "The idea is for people to recognise the massive benefits of walking - everybody is welcome as well as dogs on leads."

Next week is a Walk to School week, organised by Living Streets,  a national organisation that "stands up for pedestrians".  It claims "walking is the cheapest, simplest and one of the most effective forms

of exercise that a person can do. Walking for just half an hour each

morning can transform fitness levels, reduce stress and anxiety,

and vastly improve concentration levels for the day ahead. It's

easy, it's affordable and it works."

Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive of Living Streets said: "Getting fit

and active doesn't have to mean costly gym sessions, or marathon running

attempts - there is a free and easy way to work more exercise into your

daily routine, and it is often overlooked - give yourself a daily dose

of walking.

Many local walkers are already members of Warminster's own walking group.   Warminsterwalkers  meets regularly and the group have written a series of guides to local walks which are available at Warminster  Information Office. 

The Tuesday walks are unlikely to need any special walking gear - but for those looking for walking boots Intersport Tony Pryce  in the Three Horse Shoes Mall can order them in from another store.  Their existing stock includes walking poles and socks.

For more information about weekly Warminster walks from Morrisons contact Sarah Sims on 07846100233 or email




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