Join in free health walks and get fit

A COUNCIL is encouraging residents to join in its free health walks after a report found two thirds of adults are not exercising enough.

There are five walks due to take place in our area during August. The first will be held on Thursday, August 2 at 10.30am - this is a 3.3 mile walk, meeting at Cadney Bridge car park.

On Wednesday, August 8 a 2.9 mile walk, with demanding hills, will meet at Kirton Lindsey Railway Station approach at 6.30pm.

A 2.4 mile Barnetby and Viking Way walk, meeting at Railway inn, Victoria Road, Barnetby, will take place on Tuesday, August 14 at 10.30am.

On Tuesday, August 21, meet at Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg, at 10.30am for a 3.2 mile walk to Scawby Park.

A 2.5 mile local history and storytelling walk will start at the Black Horse pub, Melton Road, Wrawby on Wednesday, August 22 at 10am.

North Lincolnshire Council is concerned about the Lancet medical journal report which equated the number of deaths from lack of physical activity to those from smoking, claiming that the problem is now so bad that it should be treated as a global pandemic.

Cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods Coun Nigel Sherwood said: “The findings add to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates the vital importance of physical activity.

“The council offers many different ways for people of all abilities to take up exercise and walking is a great way to start.”

Booking is not required. For more information call 01724 297631.