Increase your steps with The Stroke Association and MacMillan Cancer Support

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Written by Frances Bain

Path for All are working in partnership to promote walking with The Stroke Association and Macmillan Cancer Support. Through this we are hoping to inspire more people to walk to improve their health.

Stepping out for Stroke

stroke associationThe Step out for Stroke initiative encourages people to take part in organised walks across Scotland and/or organise their own walks to become more active.  Walkers and walking groups might want to use the walks to raise funds for Stroke Association.

The two organised Step out for Stroke walks are:

15th of May Holyrood Park, Edinburgh: a 5K walk around Holyrood Park is suitable for everyone, join us to help raise awareness of stroke followed by a picnic. To register click here

8th May Strathclyde Park: a 5K walk around the loch in Strathclyde Country Park for a fantastic day out. The walk around the park's loch is suitable for everyone, join us to help raise awareness of stroke and enjoy a picnic. To register click here

For those of you who cannot attend but want to do a Stepping Out For Stroke walk on your own  The 'Do It Yourself Walks' are popular with those who like to organise walks themselves or who may not be near a planned walk. Click here for some information and support for arranging your own Stepping out for Stroke walk.

Macmillan Cancer Support

mcmillanMacmillan are asking for walkers to get active and to take on board a challenge of walking for 150 minutes per week for all of April to reach the national physical activity guidelines and at the same time raising vital funds for Macmillan.

To sign up for the challenge visit Macmillan's web page www.macmillan.org.uk/walking

Macmillan are also planning two organised walks that you might want to get involved with, as a challenge, a day out or to do some fundraising:

 7th May,  Tay Bridge Walk: The Tay Road Bridge, 2250 meters, spans the estuary of the River Tay between Dundee and Newport –on-Tay.  Starting on the South side of the bridge we will walk to Dundee and back again to meet back in Fife for tea and coffee at the Bridge Cafe.  To register click here.

8th May, The Forth Road Bridge: The Forth Road Bridge is one of the world's most significant long span suspension bridges.   Please share its wonder with us on our very special centenary year. After the walk the Dakota Hotel will host us with teas and coffees. To register click here. .

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