Bonnybridge Walking Group
Braveheart’s Bonnybridge walking group started in March 2006 following on from a health study in the mid 90’s carried out by Braveheart; this study highlighted that individuals with long-term health conditions, such as Coronary Heart Disease, knew it was important to keep active however were frightened and unsure of how to do so. As the walking project has developed and increased in popularity over the years, we welcome anyone and everyone on our walks. Braveheart is a charity run group therefore all services are free to join.
The walks are led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders who undertake first aid and C.P.R training. All walks are risk assessed so your Leader will point out any hazards, high pavements, uneven surfaces etc. As you go along, the walk is conducted at a pace of the slowest walker and stops are made along the way when needed. On most walks there is normally a longer walk (1 hour) and a shorter walk (30 minutes). Anyone experiencing problems will be safety assisted to the starting point by a Walk Leader.
The walks are open to anyone and everyone no matter what your aliment you may have or even if you are healthy. You may want to come along for some fresh air, exercise and company.
Three people on the Bonnybridge walk have been involved since day one; two of which are Walk Leaders. Many friendships have been formed on all Braveheart walks over the years; you can be reassured you will be looked after.
Bonnybridge walkers meet every Wednesday at 10.30am, starting from outside the Royal Hotel. No sign up, just turn up-wearing suitable and comfortable clothing. You can also enjoy some refreshments in the café after your walk.
Written by Walk Leader Stanley Stewart
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