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
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Also visit Alan’s Facebook page for walk updates.