Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey, today joined walkers from Horsforth Healthy Walking Group and Natural England on a two-mile expedition through Horsforth and the surrounding countryside.
The group, started by Lyn Cadmore in June 2007, and now comprising 100 members, meet regularly for both short and long walks, as well as other social activities, and comprises of people of varying ages who enjoy the walks as a way to not only to stay healthy, but also as a way to meet new people.
The group was also accompanied by representatives of Natural England, who assist and train organisers and walk leaders, thanks to funding by the Department of Health. A full list of walking routes and groups in the Yorkshire and Humber region can be found at www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk. There are currently 6,800 regular walkers in this region. Mr. Andrew joined the event as an opportunity to meet with constituents and to also gain an understanding of volunteer groups in the Pudsey constituency.
“It was a great pleasure to be invited on this walk, and I had a wonderful time” he stated afterwards as he joined the group for a post-walk coffee in The Sandbar, Horsforth. “The organisers and volunteers are a credit to this area for their time and dedication.”