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Handsworth Health Walk

 

Tuesday 1.30pm meeting at the Scout Hut, back of Church on Handsworth Road.  

 

The first Handsworth walk was on 9th December 2003. Initially there were just 3 or 4 walkers each week, there are now 80 plus names on the register and we average 60 walkers each week!

We have three groups, the striders, the strollers and the 'amblers'. Although doing the shortest walk the amblers are not always back first as one of that group likes looking at plants and identifying birds by their birdsong. The 94-year-old woman of steel sometimes complains that they walk too slow!

After the walks we all meet back at the Scout Hut for tea/coffee and biscuits or, if we are celebrating a special birthday, cake! 

A great many friendships have been formed over the years, there has also been a little bit of romance and we’ve even had a wedding!

Each year we aim to have four or five coach trips. The walkers always look forward to these trips which are ideal for those who can't get away for holidays due to family commitments, as it gives them a day of respite.

We have a day at the seaside in the summer, and at other times visit places like Beamish and stately homes. On the last Tuesday before Christmas we have a party and buffet luncheon in the scout hut for all our walkers.


We also hold a Macmillan coffee morning each year.

Twelve volunteer walk leaders keep the walkers safe whilst they are out walking, provide the refreshments and organise the trips. They do a sterling job!








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