Give your lunch break a lift with a local walk
Do you live or work in Luton? Make your lunchtimes livelier by heading out on free guided walks.
Sustrans runs an hour-long walk every Thursday from Luton Town Hall. The walks follow a variety of routes, including a loop through Wardown Park.
To help make the most of the wander, community charity Groundwork has created information cards for walkers to read and discuss. They cover the history and wildlife of the River Lea, which flows through Luton from it sources in Houghton Regis, Lewsey and Leagrave, into Wardown Lake and on through Hertfordshire and Essex down to the River Thames in East London.
It's easy to spot the features mentioned on the cards during the walks, thanks to binoculars provided by Groundwork.
One walker says: "Having a regular date in the diary keeps me motivated to do exercise. I probably wouldn't go out for a walk by myself, and I feel much happier walking as part of a group. Plus, having a guide and these information cards means I'll be learning more about my town. It's great!"
To join in, meet the Sustrans walk leader and the rest of the group at the Luton Town Hall steps at 12.30pm on a Thursday. The walks are fun, free and with a friendly bunch! You can see the schedule on the Live Well Luton Facebook page.