Take part in special Walking Festival challenge trails

Take part in special Walking Festival challenge trails

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People are being encouraged to pull on their boots for a special challenge taking place during this year’s Wolverhampton Walking Festival.

The Walking for Health Challenge Trail will be held on Saturday 20 May, with residents invited to tackle either a Silver (four miles), Gold (seven miles) or Platinum (12 miles) route.

All the trails start at WV Active Aldersley, Hugh Porter Way, Aldersley, at 9.30am, and are way-marked and marshalled.

The Challenge Trail is just one of more than 30 free walks taking place during the seventh annual Wolverhampton Walking Festival, which is organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Healthy Lifestyles Service and takes place from Saturday 13 May until Sunday 21 May.

Ros Jervis, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “The Walking for Health Challenge Trail is a fantastic opportunity to get out and about and put your fitness to the test over distances of four, seven or 12 miles while exploring parts of Wolverhampton you may not be familiar with.”

Entry to the Challenge Trail is free, though participants are invited to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation if they wish. Places are limited to 300, and so pre-booking is necessary. For an entry form please call 01902 553838 or visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/walkingfestival. Please note that no entries will be taken on the day.

Ros added: “The Challenge Trail is the biggest event in this year’s Walking Festival and a real highlight, but if you cannot make it don’t worry as there are dozens of other fantastic walks, long and short, to take part in – and with walks for people of all ages and abilities, there’s sure to be something for everyone.”

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