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Hertfordshire health walks temporarily suspended

Council says it will restart programme as soon as it can

Please note: This article was written BEFORE the restrictions on travel were updated to limit movement because of social-distancing. In light of this we are not recommending people travel to explore the walks mentioned below. 

Hertfordshire Health Walks picture courtesy of Herts County Council

The popular community health walks organised by Hertfordshire County Council have been cancelled until further notice. Dozens of residents took part in the weekly events, organised to help people keep fit and socialise.

For those who are social-distancing because of the coronavirus outbreak, but who still want to get out and about in the countryside, our walks site, Hertfordshire Walker has more than 20 walks in North Mymms, all free to download.

Hertfordshire County Council’s decision to suspend the health walks until further notice was taken in the light of the latest government advice in relation to coronavirus.

The council says it will issue monthly updates on the situation. In the meantime it says it’s important for health walk members to keep fit.
“We would encourage our walkers to remain active and keep up to date with government guidance. We will be working hard to understand when we can restart the programmes, and will work with public health colleagues and our army of volunteer health walk leaders to make this happen as soon as we can.”

Explore the footpaths of North Mymms

Those who want to continue walking, but need ideas of where to go, can access 97 walks on Hertfordshire Walker. Each comes complete with directions, maps, and photographs.

More than 20 of the walks are in North Mymms, including the 12-mile circular North Mymms Way (walk 22), which follows, as much as possible, the boundary of the historic parish of North Mymms (which was mentioned in the Domesday Book).

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