Walking is about connecting people

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Barbara McConnell, Step Forth Development Officer with Falkirk Trust told us about her walking group called Helix Connect which benefits from the miles of paths within the Helix Park in Falkirk.

Group of walkers with Helix Connect Falkirk“Often people don’t realise when they visit the Kelpies and lagoon that there are miles of paths which connect all areas of Falkirk to the park. I saw the need for a walking group that showcased all the fantastic pathways into the heart of the Helix and our Kelpies. Our Nordic walking group also use all the paths so I knew people liked finding new places to walk.

One of my fantastic Walk Leaders, Ian Graham who is full of fun and loves walking liked the Helix Connect idea. Ian brought along his friend Mike McMenemy who trained as a Walk Leader and together they have made Helix Connect a success.

The group meet every week and go away once a month at the weekend. It never ceases to amaze me that something as simple as a wee walk can make such a difference to people's lives.

Helix Connect is simply about connecting people!"

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