People urged to get out and about during National Walking Month

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May is National Walking Month and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are encouraging people of all ages to get out in the open air and enjoy a Health Walk.

The Conservation Volunteers, who run the East Sussex Health Walks project, are supporting ‘National Walking Month’ by offering free, friendly health walks throughout May.

They say that walking is a great way to get active, meet new people and explore your local area.

With walks ranging from one - three miles there is something for everyone.

Jenny Deering, Health Walks Project Officer at TCV said: “We’re delighted to be supporting National Walking Month this May.

“Our volunteer walk leaders help all sorts of people to enjoy the many health benefits that regular walking brings, providing support every step of the way.

“Our walkers have a great deal of fun, making new friends and getting to know their local area. Many of us know we should be more active, so why not join us this May and let us welcome you along to our next walk.”

The health walks last no longer than an hour and there are even a couple of 30 minute walks.

By keeping walks short, new walkers and those with long term health conditions will feel more confident getting started.

To find a short walk near you go to or contact the East Sussex Health Walks project on 07740 899559 or

Walking counts towards the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity people should be doing each week. Only 61% of adults in England are currently meeting this recommendation.

Walking may be straightforward, but it’s also effective. The Chief Medical Officer agrees that walking counts towards those all-important 150 minutes of moderate physical activity everyone should be doing.

The Ramblers is at the heart of walking in Britain; working to promote walking and protect the places where people walk. Visit

The Conservation Volunteers is the UK’s largest practical conservation charity, looking after local green spaces and helping people to become healthier and happier.

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