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Finish National Walking Month in style

Railway Bridge in Bewdley with a train going over Published Friday, 24th May 2019

There’s plenty of opportunity to get out walking in Worcestershire this bank holiday weekend.

May is National Walking Month and what better way for it to end than exploring one of Worcestershire’s walking routes?

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways said “We’re lucky to live in a county with such wonderful views and diverse countryside. Walking is a great way to enjoy this and our walking routes are great for all abilities. The Abberley Circular walk and the Bewdley River and Rail walk are two particularly scenic routes that I recommend a visit to this National Walking Month.”

Walking is extremely beneficial for your health. It is a great, low impact exercise that raises your heart rate and reduces blood pressure. Walking briskly has been proven to reduce stress, increase energy levels and helping maintain a healthy weight.

Better yet, walking is completely free and can be done alone, or with family or friends. There are also walking for health groups set up and run by Worcestershire County Council that enable people to meet likeminded people in the community while walking.

You can view the Abberley Circular walk and the River and Rail walk on the Worcestershire County Council website, as well as download leaflets and maps for other walks around the county.

Worcestershire County Council promotes a total of 38 walking routes and manages a network totalling 4,612km. You can find out more on the circular walks page of the Council's website.