Take a LEAsureley trip along your river
Did you know that there are fantastic health walks on offer to Luton locals for free? The good news doesn't end there, either – the walks have been enhanced with information about the natural features of your neighbourhood.
Active Luton run regular health walks in partnership with the National Charity Partnership as part of the 'Let's Do This' programme. Some of the Let's Do This Health Walks touch on the River Lea in Luton – so they're LEAsurely walks – and community charity Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire has recently added its support in the form of fascinating fact sheets and binoculars to make it easier to spot wildlife during the walks.
The Lewsey Brook route allows walkers to notice and learn about Lewsey Brook, including its history as a farmland feature, why it's a temporal water course and how good it is for plants and wildlife. The walk takes in a stretch of river at both the start and end and both sections are along paved paths so they are easily accessible all year round.
People who have been enjoying the walks so far say they go along for the exercise, the chance to meet familiar faces and take friends along, and to see the views and explore the park, which they wouldn't do alone.
Active Luton has set itself an ambitious target of getting 400 new people along to their walks programme over the next two years. Let's do this - join in and book a walk at www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/content/c-lewsey-sports-park.