09-03-2017

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Hi Everyone,

If you've been inspired by the fantastic video from the Stanley Stride For Life walk leader, Fiona Lough, then keep reading! This wonderful project offers a whole host of FREE guided walks weekly throughout Perthshire and are an easy way of chalking up some of your recommended 150 minutes of activity.  

Run in partnership between Live Active Leisure, NHS Tayside and Paths For All they are led by local volunteers who will help you to get out and enjoy fresh air, a stroll, a chat and usually a cuppa at the end!  There are TWO main ways to get involved - either join in as a walker OR sign up to train as a walk volunteer leader.

What are the benefits of joining a walking group?:

  • Improve your physical fitness
  • Have a healthier heart and blood
  • Reduce your risk of illness
  • Healthier joints and bones
  • Better Sleep
  • Slow down mental decline
  • Social opportunities
  • Maintain independence for longer

If you're interested in either, you can call me, Colin Melville, on 01738 454628 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Go on - get out and enjoy yourself on a stroll around Perthshire.

Happy walking,

Colin M

GET WALKING

 
There's no need to book, simply turn up at the venue at the right time, dressed for the weather, and off you go!
Most walks will happen regardless of a little rain, but are subject to change in heavier weather conditions.
 
Group Day & Time Meeting Point Walk Information
Kinross

Monday

2pm

Kinross Church Centre

High Street

Short 45 - 60-minute walk on flat ground
Crieff Tuesday 10.30am Strathearn Campus Maximum 1 hour on flat ground
Perth

Tuesday

11.00 am

Moncrieffe Church Hall, Perth Max. 1 hour with mixed terrain
Alyth

Tuesday

1.30pm

Airlie Street Hall, Alyth Short 30 – 45-minute walk on flat ground
Comrie

Wednesday

10.00 am

Field of Refuge Car Park, Comrie Max.1 hour with mixed terrain
North Muirton

Wednesday

1.30 pm

Riverside Church, Bute Drive, Perth Short 30 – 45-minute walk on flat ground
Birnam

Wednesday

1.30pm

Willowbank Lounge,

Servite Housing

Short 30-45-minute walk
Bankfoot Thursday 10.30am Bankfoot Church Centre 45-60-minute walk on flat ground

Men only Walkers

(MOW)

Wednesday 11.30am Bells Sports Centre 45-60-minute walk on flat ground
Aberfeldy Thursday 11am Outside the Birks Cinema 45-60-minute walk around the town
Buggy Walks

Thursday

10.30 am

Bells Sports Centre, Perth Short 45-60-minute walk around the town
Women Only Walkers (WOW)

Wednesday

11.30am

Outside Bells Sports Centre, Perth Short 30 – 45-minute walk on flat ground
Invergowrie

Thursday

10.00am

Peter Arbuckle Sheltered Housing Complex Invergowrie Short 30 – 45-minute walk mixed terrain
Stanley

Friday

10.00am

Post Office Short 45-60-minute walk on flat ground
Errol Friday 10.30am Servite Housing Complex Short 45-60-minute walk on flat ground
Blairgowrie Friday 10.30am Ashgrove Court, Haugh Road Short 45-60-minute walk around the town
Kinloch Rannoch Friday 10.30am Riverside Café Short 45-60-minute walk around the village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY WALKS

Supported by Paths for All, the Stride for Life Walking programme throughout Perth and Kinross aims to develop our walking network to become more accessible to people living with dementia. 

  • Kinross: Every Monday at 2pm. Kinross Church Day Centre, High Street. This short 45 - 60 min walk is on flat ground.
  • Crieff: Tuesdays at 10.30am. Meet at Strathearn Campus. 1 hour max on flat ground
  • Alyth: Every Tuesday at 1.30pm., meet at Airlie Street Hall in Alyth. This is a short 30 - 45 min walk on flat ground.
  • North Muirton: Every Wednesday at 1.30pm. Meet at Riverside Church, Bute Drive. This is a short 30 - 45 min walk on flat ground.
  • Birnam: Every Wednesday at 1.30pm. Meet at Willowbank Lounge, Servite Housing. This is a short 30 - 45 min walk on flat ground
  • Stanley: Every Friday at 10.00am. Meet at the Post Office for a short 45 - 60 min walk on flat ground

TRAIN AS A WALK LEADER

You don't need any special qualifications to train as a walk leader all you require is a passion for walking, a love of meeting new people and an ability to commit to leading a weekly walk in your area.

If you'd like to find out more then contact Colin Melville (details above). Colin delivers two courses each year, one in January and one in August.

 

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