Walking festival can help reduce health risks

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The first ever Coast & Country Walking Festival can help to reduce health risks according to a Wealden Councillor.

The festival, created by Wealden District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council will feature more than 70 organised walks, with festival week running from Saturday, September 27 to Sunday, October 5.

“Wealden and Eastbourne Councils, have created a really imaginative week of walking events, bringing people together,” said Councillor Claire Dowling, Wealden Cabinet member for Public Heath and Community Safety.

“There can’t be a simpler or better way of enjoying our surroundings and, at the same time, doing yourself a power of good.

“Regular walking can help reduce the risk of a number of long term illnesses including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, strokes and some cancers.

“I am hoping many will use the Festival as a stepping stone to more regular walking activities.”

Walks vary from short family walks with children’s activities to more challenging day-long hikes.

Free Coast & Country Walking Festival booklets are now available giving details of all of the 72 walks.

Or find out more by going to www.sussexwalkingfestival.org.uk