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Get a taste for walking the easy way

August 17 2017 - Hertfordshire Health Walks are coming to Castle Park in Bishop's Stortford. As part of a National Lottery funded project to redevelop the park, there will be four FREE taster walks during August and September to help people explore their local area and get active at the same time.

Getting involved is simply a case of putting on a pair of comfortable shoes and turning up!

The walks will vary in terms of distance and ability level, starting with First Steps - a 30-minute walk on flat and even ground at a gentle pace - up to a Grade 3 level - a 60-minute brisk walk on mixed terrain with some inclines.

All walks will be meeting at the entrance to Castle Park by the Link Road car park. You can register as a new walker online at or arrive 10 minutes before the start to complete a paper form.

August 18, 10am-10.30am, First Steps

August 24, 1pm-1.30pm, Grade 1

August 29, 7pm-7.45pm, Grade 2

September 3, 10am-11am, Grade 2-3

The Castle Park redevelopment is a partnership between East Herts Council and Bishop's Stortford Town Council with the support of the Countryside Management Service (CMS) at Hertfordshire County Council.

Eric Buckmaster, Executive member for health and wellbeing, said: "Castle Park is the perfect venue for hosting health walks. The aim is to offer as many people as possible access to a short, free and friendly Health Walk, designed to help improve health and wellbeing."

August 16 2017