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Get ready to be amazed…25th Oct, 1pm

Tree ID Walk Wednesday, 25 October, 2017 - 1pm

Don’t know one tree from another?

Every tree looks the same to you?

You wil be amazed by the sheer variety and history of some of the trees in our fabulous park
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book via email rhys@cityoftrees.org.uk

Longford and Firswood Strollers (LAFS) Health Walks

Longford and Firswood Strollers Health Walks Spring/Summer 2015

Here are the dates for Spring/Summer 2015:
Sunday 29th March
Sunday 26th April
Sunday 31st May
Sunday 28th June
Sunday 26th July
Sunday 30th August
Sunday 27th September

Join Friends of Longford Park volunteers in a gentle stroll around the main paths in Longford Park Stretford. Enjoy the fresh air, company and beautiful surroundings of Trafford’s largest park.

Walking can make a difference. It can be fun, a chance to talk and can help keep you fit. Research has shown that walking in green surroundings can promote a drop in blood pressure and reduce feelings of stress. The walks are especially suitable for people who do not take regular exercise and who might feel unable to access their local green space.

Walks commence at 10.30 am at the main entrance gate on Edge Lane (at the Junction with Cromwell Rd.) Walks last about 1 hour and are suitable for all abilities. Everyone can walk at their own pace. Wear suitable flat shoes. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk at Trafford Athletics Stadium within the park.

Walks provided in partnership with Trafford Borough Council as part of the British Heart Foundation Walking Your Way To Health Initiative. For further details contact Trafford Community Leisure Trust on 0161 826 3969 or Jean on 0161 865 6030

Walk for Life - Health Walk Sunday 25th Sept 10.15am

For more information or for alternative health walks in the Trafford area please call 0161 9123140 or visit
www.traffordleisure.co.uk/sporttrafford

Friends of Longford Park Health Walks

The Friends of Longford Park Health Walks will continue to take place at 10.30am on the last Sunday of every month (more details here). Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available at the end of the walk. Thanks to Jean and Janice for continuing to organize this popular event. Opportunities now exist for free training in being a Health Walk leader. Please contact us for more details.

HEALTH WALKS SPRING/SUMMER 2011

Sunday 24th April (Cancelled because it is Easter Sunday)
Sunday 1st May
Sunday 29th May
Sunday 26th June
Sunday 31st July
Sunday 28th August
Sunday 25th September

Join Friends of Longford Park volunteers in a gentle stroll around the main paths in Longford Park Stretford. Enjoy the fresh air, company and beautiful surroundings of Trafford’s largest park.

Walking can make a difference. It can be fun, a chance to talk and can help keep you fit. Research has shown that walking in green surroundings can promote a drop in blood pressure and reduce feelings of stress. The walks are especially suitable for people who do not take regular exercise and who might feel unable to access their local green space.

Walks commence at 10.30 am at the main entrance gate on Edge Lane (at the Junction with Cromwell Rd.) Walks last about 1 hour and are suitable for all abilities. Everyone can walk at their own pace. Wear suitable flat shoes. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk at Trafford Athletics Stadium within the park.

Walks provided in partnership with Trafford Borough Council as part of the British Heart Foundation Walking Your Way To Health Initiative. For further details contact Trafford’s Community Parks Officer on 0161 912 5597 or Jean on 0161 865 6030

The October health walk took place shortly after heavy rains had flooded parts of Longford Park. The Autumnal colours and the sudden appearance of a lake in the south of the park made for an interesting experience!

National Day of Walking on 26th September

To celebrate the National Day of Walking on 26th September STRIDE are holding a walking event at Longford Park in Stretford. Jean and Janet (Walk Leaders at Longford Park walk) will be leading the walk on the day. Details of the event are:-

Sunday 26th September
Longford Park, Stretford
Meeting at Main entrance gate on Edge Lane, junction with Cromwell Road
10.15am
Water and a goodie bag will be provided for all walkers
Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and dogs must be kept on a lead

You can access details of this and other events supporting the National Day of Walking at www.walkevents.org/

Walk Leader Training Course - Monday 27th September

Details of the next Walk Leader Training Course are below

Monday 27th September 2010
Crossford Bridge Pavilion, Danefield Road, Sale
9.30am - 3.30pm
Refreshments and lunch will be provided
You must book a place on the course if you wish to attend. Please contact 0161 9123140 to reserve a place.

The training course is for anyone wishing to lead a health walk in the Trafford area. Once trained the individual can choose to either set up a walk their selves or become part of the STRIDE scheme. Benefits of becoming part of STRIDE are:-

  1. STRIDE is affiliated to the Walking for Health initiative, a nationally recognised organisation
  2. Receive insurance cover for your walk, provided certain criteria is adhered to
  3. Free publicity for your walk
  4. Walk Leader STRIDE t-shirt and jacket will be provided for all walks
  5. Receive the STRIDE newsletter
  6. Opportunity to become a member of the Volunteer Walk Leader Group
  7. Receive further support and training from the Physical Activity Coordinator
  8. Opportunity to become involved in developing walking opportunities Trafford

Please feel free to put as many people as you wish on the training course to make your walks sustainable. If this date is not suitable then please get in touch for later dates. Please forward the email to anyone you feel may be interested.

Health Walks Spring/Summer Programme

 The Spring/Summer 2008 health walks commence at 10:30am at the main entrance gate on Edge Lane (at the junction with Cromwell Road). Walks last about an hour and are suitable for all abilities. Everyone can walk at their own pace. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the walk (see more information on health walks).

Listed below are the dates for the Health Walks:-
27th April,  25th May,   29th June,   27th July,  31st August

15 people braved the rain for an enjoyable stroll through the park on the 27th April Health Walk.
Please join us on our next walk.

For further details, contact Trafford’s Community Parks Officer on 0161-912 5597  or email info@folp.org.uk

 

April Health Walk

15 people braved the rain for an enjoyable stroll through the park on the 27th April Health Walk.

They were rewarded for their efforts with fine views of the park in bloom. Spring seems finally to have arrived and areas of the park such as the oriental gardens are looking particularly attractive just now.

Tea, Coffee and biscuits were available at the end of the walk. Thanks to Jean for organizing this event.