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Woodland walk encourages over 50s to get out and about near Aviemore (15/08/11)
A new walking event aimed at encouraging the over 50’s to get out and about in the countryside and to socialise will take place this week at Badaguish Outdoor Centre, Glenmore, by Aviemore.
This pilot activity has been organised by Highland Council’s Social Work Services for Older People and if successful could become a weekly activity in the area.
Anyone interested in a walk, bite and blether can join Kate MacLean, Highland Council’s Community Development Officer on Thursday 18 August 11am with a minibus pick-up at 10:30am from the station.
Participants will meet have coffee at Badaguish Café, followed by a gentle walk in the forest and a soup and sandwich lunch. Cost of participation is £3.50 per person, Contact Kate MacLean on 0790 0057136 or Badaguish on 01479 861285 for further information.
Kate MacLean, Highland Council’s Community Development Officer said: “Hopefully this will become a regular event on a day of the week that suits most people, which will encourage everyone coming along to enjoy the countryside whatever the weather, and to enjoy using Badaguish’s new café and other excellent indoor spaces.”
The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers have supported the event by assisting with minibus transport.