Walk yourself healthy at Lorton Meadows in Weymouth
Friday 21st April 2017
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is running a series of ‘health walks’ at its Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve, and is inviting people who may not have experienced walking around a nature reserve before, to join. The first walk is 10am on Monday 24th April and will continue every Monday (except bank holiday’s) until October.
The walks, which are led by DWT’s Community Conservation Officer, Sam Dallimore, are 45 minutes long and designed to help local people improve their physical health and mental well-being.
Being outside increses people's sense of wellbeing
Sam said, “There is lots of evidence to support the theory that being outside increases people’s sense of wellbeing, and walking is a good exercise for people who want to be more active but aren’t sure where to start. The health walks are great for people who are perhaps not so confident walking around a nature reserve on their own and it’s also a good opportunity to meet other people. This is a gentle stroll so you don’t need to be physically fit and you can borrow wellies and waterproofs for the walk. There will also be free tea/coffee for all participants in the Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre afterwards.”
Improve mental and physical health by taking part in outdoor activities
The health walks are part of partnership programme, ‘Natural Choices*’, which aims to encourage and enable people in Dorset to improve their physical and mental well-being in a friendly and supportive setting by taking part in activities such as wildlife gardening, nature walks and practical conservation activities.
No need to book!
No need to book. Meet at 10am at the Lorton Meadows Conservation Centre, Upwey, Weymouth, DT3 5QH. £3 per person. There is a free car park and toilets in the centre.
Find out more
Find out more about Natural Choices here. To find out more about the health walks at Lorton Meadows in Weymouth, phone 01305 816546 or email .
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
*More information about Natural Choices: Natural Choices brings together a range of partners including the Local Nature Partnership, DWT, RSBP, National Trust, Dorset County Council, Livability Holton Lee and LiveWell Dorset to offer activities to highlight the benefits of using the natural environment as a way of improving health and wellbeing. The programme began as a pilot in Weymouth and Portland and is now being rolled out across Dorset. More information about how to access Natural Choices activities is available at: www.dorsetlnp.org.uk/Natural_Choices
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 26,500 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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