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Walk for health this spring

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With spring flowers in bloom, people in Dudley borough are being invited to take part in a short walking challenge to help them to get moving this spring.

Dudley Council has mapped out a free to use gentle one-mile route around Saltwells National Nature Reserve.

The walk is aimed at people who do not currently do much exercise as part of the council’s ‘Let’s Get Moving’ campaign, but anyone can take part.

The route will take in some of Saltwells National Nature Reserve’s stunning bluebells, which flower during April and May

People can share pictures and highlights from their walk by tagging #SaltwellsStroll

Karen Wright, director of public health, said:

Getting outdoors and being active is something that’s good for us mentally and physically.
This gentle one-mile walk is something that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy and it’s a great chance to start moving this spring.

The route and map can be downloaded online from today (8 April).

After walking the route, and completing a short survey, participants can download a certificate for taking part.

Printed copies can also be picked up from the nature reserve wardens base, libraries, family centres and Netherton Park activity centre.

People can find out more about the Let’s Get moving challenges online.

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