Glen Urquhart Health Walk

Do you enjoy walking? Want to improve your strength and mobility? Want to meet new people or simply just enjoy being outdoors?

 

 

The Elderly and Vulnerable research conducted by Soirbheas out in 2015/16 highlighted the need for more organised physical activities for people 50 plus. National research highlights threatening consequences of inactivity and concludes that getting people walking has huge benefits to their long-term health and wellbeing.  In October 2016 Soirbheas held two taster Health Walks in Drumnadrochit to gauge the level of interest in establishing a regular walking group in the community. There was an overwhelming response as well as a high enough level of enthusiasm from potential volunteers to make a new group viable. Soirbheas went on to hold a Volunteer Walk Leader training day on 7

In October 2016 Soirbheas held two taster Health Walks in Drumnadrochit to gauge the level of interest in establishing a regular walking group in the community. There was an overwhelming response as well as a high level of enthusiasm from potential volunteers to make a new group viable. Soirbheas then went on to organise a Volunteer Walk Leader training day on 7th February 2017. In March the group new group led its first walk and is now well established with over 40 members and can be seen enjoying a weekly walk around Drumnadrochit come rain or shine. The walks end at the Glenurquhart Care Centre for a cup of tea and a chat.  The walks are free but a donation for your to is much appreciated (all proceeds go to the Care Centre)

While Soirbheas remains the local point of contact for new walker or volunteer enquiries Step it Up Highland have taken on the role of supporting the volunteers.

For further information on Glen Urquhart Health Walk group or walking dates and times contact Carol on 0751 445 2783 email: carolmasheter@soirbheas.org or view the Step it Up Highland Walk Directory

For information on other local groups and activities see the Club and Group Directory.