The Cairngorms Walking to Health Project has just completed a major volunteer training initiative to deliver a suite of Health Walks in the Cairngorms.
Volunteers from Badenoch and Strathspey have been finding out how to lead Health Walks. The course included training on how to set up and lead walks, as well as basic First Aid training, an important part of walk leadership. The courses took place recently; the First Aid in the Badaguish Centre in
December and the Volunteer Walk Leader Course took place last Sat 16th January in Nethy Bridge Church Hall. 11 successful participants are now looking forward to leading walks in local communities in Badenoch and Strathspey.
Alan Melrose, Health walks co-ordinator who delivered the training said
“The tracks and trails in the Cairngorms National Park are ideal for local Health Walk groups to deliver the undoubted health benefits of regular exercise. The volunteers are now trained and looking forward to leading the walks.”
Volunteer Isabell Sanderson said,
“It was an excellent day and a real confidence booster.”