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!