Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group

Walking for Health Benefits:

Walking can prevent and manage heart disease

Walking reduces the risk of having a stroke

Regular exercise can strengthen bones

Walking can reduce the pain associated with arthritis of the knee

Physical activity can improve balance, co-ordination and joint flexibility

Lifelong exercise has been shown to lessen the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Regular exercise is associated with a 40% reduction in bowel cancer

Exercise can reduce anxiety and depression

Regular walking has been associated with increased confidence, stamina and energy levels

Walking is an activity which promotes friendship and social inter­action, it enhances community spirit

Exercise increases feelings of independence and reduces feelings of loneliness

Walking is available to everyone

Walking costs little and only minimal special equipment is needed

Romany Caravan

We have had a very successful December in 2013, a list of some of our events and walks follows:

Friday 6 December 2013
Members attended Victoria Hall for an outstanding performance by Queensbury Singers and Friends.


Thursday 12 December 2013
6 members used the ferry to travel to Bruges.

Sunday 15 December 2013

Walk with Cycle Queensbury on the Great Northern Rail Trail.

Winter warmer photo

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Narrow Boat at Hebden Bridge – Saturday 29 June 2013


The Walking Group  took a self guided narrow boat cruise on the Rochdale Canal on Saturday 29th June 2013. The boat took 12 passengers, We set off from the Hebden Bridge Marina at 9.30 am. We were escorted through the first lock by the owners and given instruction on how to operate the locks. We travelled towards Todmorden, it was overcast with a cold wind, this soon turned into sunny and warm.

The boat was equipped with cutlery, crockery, a cooker and toilet. So bacon butties were cooked and found to be delicious.





The cost of boat hire is £145 for the day.

If you wish to take a similar trip the boat hire company details can be found at:



Morecambe Bay Walk – Sunday 30 June 2013 – Queensbury Walking Group

Queensbury Community Programme Walking Group took part in a walk from Hest Bank to Flookburgh, a 10 mile walk across Morecambe Bay led by Alan Sledmore in aid of Diabetes UK. We met at The Waggoner’s at 8.30 am on Sunday 30 June 2013. We will then travelled the 60 miles to Hest Bank and parked near the Shore Café where we will have time for a drink, a snack and toilet break.

The walk took us through channels, and even deeper and wider channels, it was hard work wading through the knee deep water. Then a climb up Humphrey Head, then a walk to the bus for transport back to the car.



Information For Walks Led By Alan Sledmore

The Morecambe Bay walks led by experienced guide Alan Sledmore cross the  sands by following the old coach routes. From Hest Bank they are of nine miles in length. The walks cross several  estuary channels, some of which may be fast running and only those of  reasonable fitness should attempt the walk. The walk from Hest Bank starts from the Foreshore, Coastal Road, Hest  Bank, LA2 6EA. Free Parking is available. The cost of the walks is  Adults: £9 Children: £5 (includes return transport). Walks are  accompanied by a supporting tractor and quad bikes. Dogs are allowed on  walks and on the return transport. Further Details: Tel: 01524 824693  email baywalk@btinternet.com  Also visit Alan’s Facebook page  for walk updates.