Weekly walk in Nowton Park celebrates third anniversary

Members of the Get Walking Mondays group at Nowton Park celebrate their anniversary. Picture by Mecha Morton.
Members of the Get Walking Mondays group at Nowton Park celebrate their anniversary. Picture by Mecha Morton.
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About 65 people put their best feet forward for the third anniversary of a walk around a Bury St Edmunds beauty spot.

Members of the ‘Get Walking Mondays’ group chose between a long or short walk at Nowton Park before enjoying tea and cake in the cafe to mark the big day.

The walk is part of a series across the county organised by OneLife Suffolk to encourage people to exercise.

Debbie Maynard, health walk co-ordinator for west Suffolk, said: “The rain held off and everybody had a lovely time. There were lots of new walkers too.

“It’s about getting people out into the community, enjoying the open spaces and feeling happy. We’ve had a lot of friendships grown from the groups.”

Mike Carter, the main volunteer walk leader for the group, added that their success over the past three years has yielded a team of 19 trained volunteer walk leaders. Following the walk at Nowton Park, Mrs Maynard led a short walk involving council staff around the vicinity of West Suffolk House.

The Nowton group mets evety Monday at 10am and is free to join.

There are 250 walks across the county this spring. Visit www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk