Get Ireland Walking in, partnership with Corks Sports Partnership and the HSE South Health Promotion Department, are delighted to support Cork Walking Month which returns for the month of May 2022. The celebrations will take place throughout Cork.
Cork Sports Partnership has organised the schedule of walking events with local walking groups and catering for people interested in getting more active. Over 30 walking events & programmes are scheduled to take place with more than 60 clubs and groups across Cork promoting walking for all ages and abilities including walking workshops, walking and hillwalking programmes, community walks, family and schools orienteering to the Cork Rebel Ramble series!
Most programmes and events are open to beginners and those interested in trying a walking activity in a safe and supportive environment. The Walk Your Way workshops (facilitated by the Health Promotion and Improvement Department) will encourage people to walk more often and enable people to get more health benefits from walking. The Active Community Walking programme seeks to support communities to be more active through walking and there are 8 programmes scheduled to take place across Cork. The Activator Pole Walking programme aims to increase physical activity levels through walking and functional fitness for older adults and is particularly focused at people with balance concerns or mobility issues. Frank Fahey is hosting a pole walking workshop where participants will get the opportunity to try both Nordic and Activator poles and learn their key benefits for walking. Maureen O Brien is running a 4-week, Introduction to map reading skills programme which aims to support people to confidently navigate trails for themselves so that they can continue to walk independently or have the confidence to join a club thereafter. The Rebel Ramble trail and hillwalking events will also make a comeback for 2022 with 4 events scheduled across the month. The objective of the Rebel Ramble Series is to promote walking and in particular trail and hillwalking to people in a safe and supportive environment.
Alison Chambers, Walking Promotion Officer with the Cork Sports Partnership said, “We are delighted to be able to offer such an exciting calendar of events during Cork Walking Month 2022”. “Walking and indeed the outdoors have provided such an outlet for people over the last two years and we are delighted to be able to celebrate all that walking has to offer across our communities this May”. “The addition of the Rebel Rambles for 2022 will hopefully encourage those new to walking/trail walking to get out and experience the outdoors in a safe and supportive environment”. The support of local groups, clubs and agencies in getting involved in the month has been fantastic and shows the many opportunities people have to get out and get walking in Cork”, she concluded.
To get involved in any of the walking and hillwalking events, programmes or workshops or to find out if there is a walking club or group in your local community hosting walks during May and beyond visit www.corksports.ie You can also contact Alison Chambers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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