Volunteers sought for health walks

Kirriemuir Steps Tay Helath walking group at Forfar Loch.

Kirriemuir Steps Tay Helath walking group at Forfar Loch.

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NHS Tayside’s ‘Steps Tay Health’ walking project is looking for volunteer walk leaders to take weekly group health walks in Angus.

‘Steps Tay Health’ provides opportunities for people of all abilities to become more active by taking part in weekly walking groups at various locations around Angus. Participation is free and open to all and each walk is followed by a chance to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee.

The project now needs additional volunteer walk leaders, particularly in the Edzell, Brechin, Montrose and Arbroath areas.

Walk leaders are asked to commit to take a weekly health walk of about an hour in an Angus town or village. Training will be provided so that walk leaders are confident to risk assess walks and complete simple paperwork. Travel expenses will be paid.

Anyone who has an interest in walking and would like to start a health walk in their area should also get in touch.

For more information, please contact Frances Joiner on 01307 476495 or Shona Burge on 01307 474872 or email frances.joiner@nhs.net or shonaburge@nhs.net.