As I am sure most people know by now, the main purpose of our Wednesday walks is to promote good health by walking. Step it Up is not a rambling club, but a Scottish initiative to encourage people who are not taking enough exercise to come along and meet other like-minded folk for a walk, followed by tea and coffee and a blether. It is a national organisation with many groups throughout the Highlands. Our Highland co-ordinator, Lynne Bannister, joined us on one of our outings earlier in April.
We had chosen one of our favourite routes that day: the Slochd valley circuit. This is one we traditionally do around this time of year, as it is a beautiful spring walk with a great display of wild flowers: primroses, wood sorrel, wood anemones and violas. Lynne was very impressed by the lovely and varied selection of routes we have around Tomatin, and also commented on how friendly and lively our group seemed. She took a number of photographs for use in the Step it Up Newsletter, as well as receiving some of the video footage we have ourselves taken whilst we are out.
As well as walking, we are all interested in observing the plants, wildlife, archaeological sites and landscapes as we go, which all make any physical activity much more meaningful. So, if you feel you would enjoy to join us in our friendly group, why not come along? Meet us at Strathdearn Hall at 2.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon, or phone Kathy or David beforehand on 01808 511740, or Carol on 531220 if you would like more information.