6th September 2011
Volunteer walk leaders from Sheffield walked their way into the Lord Mayor’s parlour, when Councillor Sylvia Dunkley held a special reception in recognition of the people who gave up their time to provide free guided walks for people in and around the city during ‘Walk Sheffield’ this May.
At the reception, the Lord Mayor highlighted the importance of walking for health and the fact that it is one of the easiest and cheapest forms of exercise.
Sheffield's Lord Mayor, Councillor Sylvia Dunkley said:
“Walk Sheffield goes from strength to strength thanks to the support of so many organisations right across the city. Walking is the easiest and cheapest way of keeping healthy. There are so many wonderful walks in and around Sheffield that you can do alone to fit it into your spare time or with a group to make new friends with similar interests.
“Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project and I hope that even more people will take part next May.”
Dawn Lockley from NHS Sheffield and Chair of the Sheffield Walking Forum, said:
“Walking has been described as the nearest thing to perfect physical activity – it's free, easy and suitable for virtually everyone regardless of fitness.
“With everyone leading increasingly busy lives, the Sheffield Walking Forum works hard at encouraging more people to consider building walking into their day to day activities – and Walk Sheffield gives many new walkers the opportunity to try this out!”
For more information about walking in Sheffield including walking leaflets, maps and discussion forums, visit the Sheffield City Council website: www.sheffield.gov.uk and search for ‘walking’.
Leaflets are also available from the Tourist Office on Norfolk Row (opposite St. Marie’s Cathedral).