Springing Into Action Community Walk Leader Training


Castlewellan Forest Park hosts Community Walk Leader Training Day on Tuesday 15th March for Community Leaders and Volunteers.

Walking In Your Community had an action packed day training up the latest batch of Community Walk Leaders in the shadow of the spectacular Castlewellan Castle.

This successful training day enabled participants to learn the necessary skills needed to lead short, safe and accessible walks with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Topics covered during this training day included navigation and map reading skills as well as some useful information to set up and run an active walking group.

A highlight of the day for all those attending was practivally applying their new skills during a group walk around the forest park and gardens with the course tutor.

Walking In Your Community Co Ordinator Claire Overend commented following the event "It's great to see our new Community Walk Leaders leave feeling confident and keen to start walking groups in their local community."

If you would like to make a difference in your local and become a Community Walk Leader, please click here to complete an online application form. To find out more about upcoming Community Walk Leader courses in your area, please click here.

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