Guided walks to get peo­ple out and about

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

Free guided walks and a cy­cle ride are tak­ing place in Ash­ford this month and next as part of a Nat­u­rally Ac­tive For Life pro­gramme.

The Ken­tish Stour Coun­try­side Part­ner­ship’s (KSCP) scheme is be­ing funded by Kent Sport – part of Kent County Coun­cil – and is aimed at peo­ple who would like to take more out­door ex­er­cise.

KSCP’s Martin Thomas said: “Plenty of peo­ple are ad­vised to ex­er­cise for health rea­sons but it’s not al­ways easy to know where or how to do this.

“We’re aim­ing to give lo­cal peo­ple a stress-free in­tro­duc­tion to walk­ing and cy­cling.

“Along the way you can get to know new peo­ple and learn about the his­tory and wildlife of the area.

“As well as learn­ing about walk­ing routes and groups, we will pro­mote our con­ser­va­tion vol­un­teer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties which are also good for keep­ing fit and healthy.”

The walks be­gin in or near the town centre and ven­ture out along dif­fer­ent sec­tions of the River Stour.

Each walk lasts ap­prox­i­mately two hours.

The pro­gramme i ncludes three walks and a bike ride in Ash­ford.

For more de­tails of walk dates and to book your place, call 03000 410900 or email ken­tish­s­tour@

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