The free weekly health walks started on Wednesday 6 February with more than 20 people coming along to each of the first three sessions.
The walks are organised by the Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership’s Activate1000 team and start from West Parley Sports and Social Club every Wednesday morning at 10am. The walks take around an hour and usually cover between two and two-and-a-half miles.
Karl Prince, Healthy Lifestyle Activator for Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership said: “These walks are a great way for people to enjoy their local countryside while keeping fit and meeting new people. The walks are proving very popular so far and we hope that more people will come and join us and enjoy the outdoors with us as spring approaches.”
There is no need to pre-book and anyone wanting to join in can just turn up on the day. Newcomers will be asked to fill out a short health questionnaire before their first walk. The West Parley health walk is one of 16 free volunteer-led walks running from Moors Valley, Verwood, Wimborne, West Moors, Ferndown and West Parley.