17 September 2015

‘Round the City’ in 6 Days!

The award-winning Healthwalks scheme provided by Brighton & Hove City Council is giving local people the chance to walk the full 28 mile boundary of the city over six days next week.

It is free to take part with no need to book, just turn up on the day ready to go. 

The walks are led by Volunteer Healthwalk Leader Maire McQueeney and are split into six individual sessions of 4-6 miles across urban and countryside terrain and will be run from Monday 21 September to Saturday 26 September.

The walks are part of hundreds of opportunities offered by the council’s Sport & Physical Activity Team to encourage people of all ages and abilities to be more active.

Councillor Alan Robins, deputy chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Economic Development and Culture Committee, said: “Staying active is extremely important whether it be running, cycling or walking.

“Every form of exercise counts and we hope to encourage physical activity and give everyone the chance to try something new, get active and have fun.

“There is a walk for everyone and it is a great way to meet people and get fit.”

Being moderately active for as little as 30 minutes, five times a week can have a significant effect on health and wellbeing, helping to reduce anxiety and even halve the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

For more information on how to take part in the round the city healthwalks visit http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/healthwalks or call 01273 292564.

Editor’s notes:

The new ‘Get Active’ programme for Autumn/Winter is packed with free and affordable sessions including all the team’s Healthwalks, will be out from October. For your free copy of the new Get Active programme look out for the posters on your local bus route, call 01273 292724 or visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sportsdevelopment.