Stepping out to better health in Kirriemuir

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Kirriemuir is the latest location for a series of walks to get local residents out in the fresh air and stepping out towards better health.

Paths for All supports health walks across Scotland, including the Steps Tay Health Walking Project in Angus.

Kirriemuir is the location for the newest walk in Angus and anyone interested in taking their first steps to exercise is invited to go along for a short series of short easy walks in a social setting.

Walk leader Cathy Stephenson said: “The walks will all start in the centre of Kirriemuir and are planned to offer gentle exercise which builds on previous weeks but without needing fancy walking boots or a kitbag of maps and compasses - just a pair of comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes.

“The walks are suitable for most people and will include some simple but effective strength and balance exercises which are important in keeping us steady on our feet.”

The first “Welcome Walk” takes place on Saturday as part of Angus Long Term Conditions Self Management Week activity programme. Meet Cathy at Age Concern, Kirriemuir High Street at one of the following times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m and enjoy a short walk around the centre of Kirriemuir.

Tea and coffee will be served at Age Concern at the end of each walk. To join the walks sign up at Kirriemuir Access Office (before Friday) or telephone Frances on 01307 476495. The regular walks are at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.