Every Thursday morning at 10am, a group of walkers takes to the streets of Buckden to do a 20–30 minute short walk in order to improve their health and fitness. The group meets at the Buckden GP surgery in Mayfield Road and is part of the Huntingdonshire Health Walks scheme which aims to get people into a regular active routine to help improve physical and mental health.

Cllr John Palmer, Executive Councillor for Partnerships and Wellbeing, said: "Huntingdonshire District Council’s Health Walks Scheme is provided free as part of the national Walking for Health initiative. Walking as part of a group makes it much easier to get into a regular exercise regime, with a set time to do the exercise and friends to motivate you. You too can join in with these walkers who enjoy a stroll whatever the weather. You don’t have to have any special equipment to join in, just a pair of comfortable supportive shoes."

Buckden walkers

Health Walks are suitable for all abilities and ages and for anyone who wants to get more active. New walkers are asked to complete a short health questionnaire either online, or turn up 15 minutes early at the start of their first walk. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information on the Buckden Short walks, please call the surgery on 01480 810216.

For more information about the Health Walk scheme, please contact Danielle Sancaster (HDC Active Lifestyles Development Officer) either by telephone on 01480 387047 or by email at activelifestyles@huntingdonshire.gov.uk