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Barnet residents encouraged to walk the walk

Residents from across Barnet are being encouraged to take part in National Walking Month through a number of instructor-led health walks.

The hour long walks, which take place all year round, go through some of Barnet’s well-known beauty spots including Hampstead Heath and Woodside Park.

Walks are open to anyone aged 18 and over, with varying difficulties graded between 1 and 5 for the stamina and fitness needed. Led by qualified instructors, the walks also include additional exercises to improve strength and conditioning.

Dawn Wakeling, Adults and Health Director, said: “Walking is a fantastic form of physical activity that does not require any special skills or equipment, and that can make a real difference to an individual's health when done regularly.

“As well as the health benefits that come with walking, it’s also a great opportunity to explore some of the wonderful scenery that Barnet has to offer.”

Walks cost £2.80 each, and those interested simply need to turn up in comfortable clothing and footwear. Concessions are available for those aged 60 or above or by paying for ten walks in advance.

For further details on the routes and dates, visit www.barnet.gov.uk

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