Minster Pool in Lichfield

Everyone’s invited to go on a series of free health boosting walks through Lichfield Historic Parks that are running from April to October.

Lichfield District Council’s parks team is leading two walks a month around Lichfield Historic Parks, which includes Beacon Park, Minster Pool & Walk, and Stowe Pool & Fields. The gentle walks are open to everyone of any age and are a great way to discover your local parks and to enjoy healthy exercise.

The series will kick off with walks on Saturday 1 April and Wednesday 5 April 2017. The remainder of the walks are on 3 and 6 May, 3 and 7 June, 5 and 8 July, 5 and 9 August, 6 and 9 September and 4 and 7 October.

Councillor Andy Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks at Lichfield District Council, said: “We’re encouraging everyone, especially anyone who is new to or returning to exercise, to join the parks team on these gentle walks.

“There are so many health benefits associated with walking. It’s a low impact exercise that all ages and fitness levels can do. It lowers the risk of heart disease, cholesterol and developing type 2 diabetes. It also burns calories and tones leg muscles as well as releasing endorphins, reducing stress and anxiety.”

The walks are free – participants simply need to meet at Beacon Park’s Ranger Station (next to the crazy golf course), at 10.45am in time to set off at 11am. If the weather is bad, a walk may be cancelled. To double check whether a walk is running, please call Beacon Park on 01543 308867.