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Walk this way to take in countryside views

A number of walks in the Wolds will be held as part of the Countryside Events 2018 programme.
A number of walks in the Wolds will be held as part of the Countryside Events 2018 programme.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2018 programme.

The programme, sponsored by NHS Healthcheck, runs throughout the year. Many events are free; others have nominal charges.

The range of walks on offer range from 30 minutes to two hours with some of them operating from Market Weighton Methodist Church, East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife, Howden, and East Riding Leisure South Cave.

The Countryside Events programme runs alongside the council’s Walking for Health programme, a series of free guided walks for all ages and abilities, organised by the council’s sports, play and arts service, aimed at anyone who is interested in walking or wants to introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness or injury, or to get fit.

The programme contributes to the new campaign to ‘Enjoy Spring in the Yorkshire Wolds’, promoted by the Yorkshire Wolds Tourism Network to encourage visits to the area at a quieter time of the year.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “People can enjoy interesting and healthy pursuits whilst gaining access to the best public viewpoints, the best landscapes and the best wildlife to be seen in the East Riding.”

The programme is available online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/events while the hard copy of the brochure can be picked up at the leisure centres or Tourist Information Centres.