Celebrate the 2012 Games with a new walk
To celebrate the rapidly-approaching London Olympic Games, Essex Ramblers have created a new walk which starts in Hadleigh and ends in the heart of the Olympic park. Emphasising the intended future opportunities the route will provide, the ‘Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk’ will be launched next week with an inaugural baton walk hosted by Essex Ramblers that will take place over seven days and cover 75 miles.
The route starts near the Hadleigh Mountain Biking Centre and follows a meandering route across some of the most beautiful parts of Essex to the White Water Centre near Waltham Abbey, before ending at the main Olympic Stadium. All experienced or new walkers will be welcome to join in for part or all of the walk. Those wishing to join the Ramblers will have the chance to do so at a discounted membership fee during the walk – so it’s a great event to bring friends to.
The event also coincides with The Ramblers hosting a series of events to encourage everyone to Get Walking for the Games. With statistics showing that less than half of all adults across the country achieve the recommended amount of physical activity, it’s clear that many of us need to start exercising more, but sometimes taking those first steps to a healthier lifestyle can be a daunting task.
A detailed guide to the walk will be available at a cost of £2 +postage and packing. The guide will be on sale during the walk or can be ordered by contacting Norman Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org and 01279 724 624. For more, visit www. essexarearamblers.co.uk.
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