Help break a health walking record in Hertfordshire

Published: 02 May 2019


Hertfordshire County Council is inviting residents to help break a walking record during National Walking Month.

In 2017, 620 walkers took part in a mass health walk and 815 last year. This year, the council wants to get over 1000 people walking on Monday 13 May for the fourth annual mass health walk.

There are around 30 walks taking place across the county on the day with the choice of joining a variety of distances, from a gentle 30 minute stroll through to a brisk 90 minute walk.

The walks are free, and led by trained volunteers. Introduce a friend, bring a neighbour or rally the family to help make this the biggest health walk ever!

Hertfordshire County Council’s director of Public Health, Prof. Jim McManus, said: “We all know that walking is great for us. Health walks are a fantastic way to help people get closer to the guideline of 150 minutes of physical activity per week.

“The mass health walk is a perfect way to get started and you’ll be in great company with lots of others taking part too.”

To find out more about all the walks for your area visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks  

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