BROMSGROVE District Council have launched a new initiative called ‘Walking for Health’ to promote a healthier lifestyle.

The council have partnered up with Walking for Health and Stamp Out Stigma to offer walking sessions every week at Lickey End.

The free sessions will run every Tuesday at 10am at Lickey End Recreation Ground.

Physical Activity Development Officer, Hayley Gwilliam, said: “Walking is a great way to boost your health, get out and meet new people and enjoy the benefits of the fresh air – and it’s free!

“It's a great way to escape the demands and constraints of Covid restrictions but in a safe and secure way. Walking is suitable for almost all age groups and fitness levels and participants can take it at a pace that suits them.”

As well as providing a gentle introduction to exercise, the health walks are designed to give people the confidence to take up other walking opportunities.

People interested are asked to meet in the car park, wearing hi vis clothing before the session begins and there is no need to book.

The walk leader is also a qualified fitness instructor so participants can try out the gym equipment in the park, with instructions.