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A new local walk to enjoy

By PYB Health
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

 Coychurch walkAt PYB Health we are keen to promote a healthy lifestyle for our community. This year it has not been easy to stay active when so many of our normal activities have been stopped. Despite all the restrictions the one exercise that is free and easy for everyone to enjoy is walking. We are really pleased to be able to share with you details of a new local walking route for you to enjoy.

New Coychurch walking route to promote a healthy and active lifestyle!

Ramblers Cymru have teamed up with Coychurch Lower Community Council and Bridgend County Borough Council to create a new ‘Healthy & Active Route’ to encourage local residents to use their local paths.

The partnership is part of Ramblers Cymru ‘Paths for People’ project aiming to engage communities at a grassroots level and really encourage them to look at how their local rights of way can offer walking opportunities to everyone.

Ramblers Cymru worked closely with members of the Community Council in Coychurch Lower to find a way that would encourage more people to walk locally. The plan was to create a route for all residents to use as way to keep fit, and to help them explore the beautiful countryside on their doorstep.

The new circular ‘Healthy & Active Route’ is 2.5 miles long and offers walkers a chance to see rolling countryside and small pockets of woodland that many may have never explored. The new leaflet also ties in with other Bridgend County Borough Council promoted routes for people who want to explore further afield.

Mabyn Thomas, Clerk of the Community Council said:

“We were looking for way to help our residents keep active and the opportunity to work with Ramblers Cymru came at the perfect time.”

Olie Wicks, Ramblers Cymru Walking Spaces Officer said: “This has been a great project to help engage local people with the amazing rights of way network that is on their doorstep. Not only have we created a new route but also encouraged local volunteers to take more interest in keeping their paths open.

“So this festive period, why don’t you print off a leaflet and head out to explore it for yourself.”

To find out more about the project visit the Coychurch Lower Community Council or to download a map at: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/coychurchlower

 

The Paths for People project is supported by Peoples Postcode Lottery.

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