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Get Walking Lanarkshire

Finding it difficult to put those New Year's resolutions into practice? Get Walking Lanarkshire has the answer.

Come and join the free health walks across Lanarkshire. They are a great way to get fitter after the festive period and beat the winter blues. And, all this with the added bonus of friendly company, a good chat and fresh air.

The walks last no longer than an hour and avoid tricky terrain. Most groups go for a cuppa after the walk. There is no need to book, just turn up.

The Cumbernauld walks go from: Abronhill Community Education Centre at 9.30am on Mondays and Fridays; from Broadwood Leisure Centre in Westfield at 10.30am on Thursdays; and from the Muirfield Centre on Brown Road at 10.30am on Fridays.

In Motherwell, there are walks from various locations on the Greenlink at 11.00am fortnightly on Wednesdays (see our website for details) and from Motherwell Library at 9.30am also on Wednesdays.

We have a walk from Newarthill Community Centre at 6.30pm on Tuesday evenings.

If you live in Bellshill, there are walks from Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, Busby Road at 1.00pm on Tuesdays and from Bellshill Library in John Street at 10.00am on Fridays.

In Monklands, there are walks in Drumpellier Country Park, setting off from outside the cafe at 10.30am on Tuesdays; in Glenboig at 1.30pm on Fridays from the Community Centre; and from Maggie's Centre in Airdrie at 11.00am every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

We have walks in Hamilton: at Chatelherault Country Park, setting off from the visitor centre at 10.30am on Tuesdays; and from the LAMH shop on Cadzow Street at 10.00am on Fridays.

In Cambuslang, there are walks in Westburn village from Lallis Foodmarket on Westburn Road, at 10.00am on Mondays, and from the Caledonian Centre on Birch Drive, at 9.30am on Fridays.

Around East Kilbride, we have walks in: James Hamilton Heritage Park, from the playground at the car park, at 11.00am on Mondays; in Hairmyres from St. James Retail Centre, setting off from the fire escape to the side of D'Lish, at 10.30am on Wednesdays; and in Calderglen Country Park, from the ranger station at 10.30am on Thursdays.

In Stonehouse, the walk sets off at 10.30am on Wednesdays, meet outside the Spar.

The Lesmahagow walk sets off at 11.00am every Monday, from Langdykeside car park, ML11 0EY while in Biggar, the walk leaves at 10.15am every Thursday - meet inside the Gillespie Centre, High Street ML12 6BJ. For more information on these two walks, contact Gail McAra at Healthy Valleys on 01555 662496.

Please wear suitable footwear and dress for the weather conditions on the day.


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