Walking in the Rain – a celebration of Walk Leaders

walking in the rain

On a rainy Monday afternoon in October most people might be be put off by a walk across open ground and through the trees.

Healthy Walk volunteers proved that they are always ready to walk, whatever the weather.

After much planning, the walk that had been set was abandoned for a drier shorter route.

Eighteen volunteer Walk Leaders met at Mill Lawn car park in Burley for their annual celebration walk.

Despite it being wet under foot, spirits were far from dampened.

Walkers chatted as they stepped over and walked through puddles.

At the end they felt invigorated and ready for a luscious cream tea at the Cider Pantry in Burley.

Healthy Walks take place across the New Forest and additional volunteers are being sought to help out with the expanding numbers of walkers.

There is a surge in numbers particularly in Fordingbridge and New Milton.

Jan Barratt, Healthy Walks Administrator would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to know more about the walks or would like to consider volunteering as a leader or assistant leader with one of the existing walks.

Contact Jan at Community First New Forest, 01425 482773 or

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