Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN)
Beginners Coastal Walking Group in South Devon
Do you want to improve your health and get active? Want to walk the Coast Path, but not sure where to start?Well, our new beginners walking group in South Devon could be for you!
This spring, we have organsied a series of short walks on the South West Coast Path for people taking their first steps into being more active. The walks are free and are a great way of getting you closer to nature. The sessions are designed to introduce you to the beauty and variety of the South West Coast Path and help you plan future trips to the Coast Path.
We will be exploring the stretch of coastline east of Plymouth, which includes Mountbatten, Bovisand and Wembury. Each session will be led by an experienced walk leader and will include a walk of 30 mins -1 hour along the Coast Path, followed by refreshments. Each week we will be taking a different look at the Path including history, wildlife and photography. Transport will be provided from our meeting point at the AgeUK Centre in Plymstock (top of Broadway car park PL9 9GH).
There will be an introductory session to the group at 10.00 am at the AgeUK Centre in Plymstock (top of Broadway car park, Plymouth PL9 9GH) on Thursday 14th March. After this, walks will be held every fortnight on Thursdays at 10.00am:
- Thursday 28th March
- Thursday 11th April
- Thursday 25th April
- Thursday 9th May
- Thursday 23rd May
To register for free, please contact Alex by email or by calling 01752 896237.
About the Project
This project is being funded by a new, flagship initiative being led by the Devon Local Nature Partnership, working to help tackle inactivity amongst people over the age of 55 in Devon (more information on https://activedevon.org/campaigns/can/). The programme is funded by Sport England through lottery ticket sales. The aim is tackling the growing problem of activity drop-off in the crucial retirement transition period and beyond, and to reach out to people to provide activities, information and support that will help them make positive changes to their activity levels now and in the future. There are a number of different organisations such as the Forestry Commission and Devon Wildlife Trust, involved all over Devon, all with the aim to help people build the confidence they need to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings on their doorstep.