Stride For Life Perthshire - Find Out More!
If you've been inspired by the fantastic video from the Stanley Stride For Life walk leader, Fiona Lough, then keep reading! This wonderful project offers a whole host of FREE guided walks weekly throughout Perthshire and are an easy way of chalking up some of your recommended 150 minutes of activity.
Run in partnership between Live Active Leisure, NHS Tayside and Paths For All they are led by local volunteers who will help you to get out and enjoy fresh air, a stroll, a chat and usually a cuppa at the end! There are TWO main ways to get involved - either join in as a walker OR sign up to train as a walk volunteer leader.
What are the benefits of joining a walking group?:
- Improve your physical fitness
- Have a healthier heart and blood
- Reduce your risk of illness
- Healthier joints and bones
- Better Sleep
- Slow down mental decline
- Social opportunities
- Maintain independence for longer
Go on - get out and enjoy yourself on a stroll around Perthshire.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY WALKS
Supported by Paths for All, the Stride for Life Walking programme throughout Perth and Kinross aims to develop our walking network to become more accessible to people living with dementia.
- Kinross: Every Monday at 2pm. Kinross Church Day Centre, High Street. This short 45 - 60 min walk is on flat ground.
- Crieff: Tuesdays at 10.30am. Meet at Strathearn Campus. 1 hour max on flat ground
- Alyth: Every Tuesday at 1.30pm., meet at Airlie Street Hall in Alyth. This is a short 30 - 45 min walk on flat ground.
- North Muirton: Every Wednesday at 1.30pm. Meet at Riverside Church, Bute Drive. This is a short 30 - 45 min walk on flat ground.
- Birnam: Every Wednesday at 1.30pm. Meet at Willowbank Lounge, Servite Housing. This is a short 30 - 45 min walk on flat ground
- Stanley: Every Friday at 10.00am. Meet at the Post Office for a short 45 - 60 min walk on flat ground
TRAIN AS A WALK LEADER
You don't need any special qualifications to train as a walk leader all you require is a passion for walking, a love of meeting new people and an ability to commit to leading a weekly walk in your area.
If you'd like to find out more then contact Colin Melville (details above). Colin delivers two courses each year, one in January and one in August.